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I poked my egg, covered it and put it in for 55 seconds. The egg whites exploded through the wrap all over my microwave leaving the little yellow fully cooked ball of yolk in the dish.
Great recipe! I am going to make poached eggs this way all of the time! Recommend it to everyone!
Wow -- I think this is my new favorite way to prepare an egg! So incredibly easy and fast with virtually no clean-up, and the results were perfect! Even better than "standard" poached eggs, because the entire white held together. I cooked 2 eggs at once, using separate cups at the same time in the microwave. I forgot to cover them with plastic wrap, but experienced no ill effects. Thankfully I remembered to pierce the yolk. I thought that might cause the yolk to run, but it didn't. The first egg was ok, but slightly underdone for my taste. I put the second egg back in for an additional 10 seconds and it was perfect! What a treat!
I followed the recipe to the letter. The egg blew up at 45 seconds into the 1 minute cooking time. The egg was still uncooked. I covered with paper towel after the plastic wrap blew off, and finished cooking for another 15 seconds. A really ugly looking poached egg.
I wish I could thank you enough. I like runny yolks, but I could never prepare them. I even bought 2 Cuisinart frying pans that hook together so I could fry them and flip them without breaking the yolks but I couldn't learn to use them right. I know people have commented just pouch them using boiling water on the stove top but I could never get that method to work.<br/><br/>Finally I discovered this microwave method and it has worked ever time (dozens). Now I can have pouched eggs all the time.<br/><br/>Thank you,<br/>timoo7
I did so many things wrong with this recipe but I think it's a great concept
Wish I would have been more careful with timing. My first one exploded. I did pierce the yolk but apparently 2mins is much too long in my microwave. I like my yolks firm but not popped out of the whites and sitting on the microwave turn-tray. >.< my fault. Thanks PaulaG! The mistakes were my own. I hate using the stovetop for poaching.
I am so happy I found this recipe! Thank you! I have been looking for a poached egg recipe that was quick, healthy and fool proof and this is it! I love poached eggs, but I would never make them because all the recipes were so complicated. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
In a word: Perrrrfect! I'm never going to dirty a pan for eggs over toast ever again now.
I've been doing this for years. I usually use a coffeecup. MAKE SURE YOU COVER BOWL/CUP or you'll have egg all over your microwave!