The first time I made this my egg exploded. LOL. Note to self: Raise time in 10 second increments, not 20. Second time was PERFECT though. I've been trying to make poached eggs the old fashioned way, with no success. Finally a way that even *I* can do! :)
Very yummy and tender and easy to make. At first, I wasn't sure whether to start out with hot or cold water. I decided to use cold water (even though other online recipes use boiling water) and it turned out to be right. I used a small rice bowl. I didn't have white vinegar so I used basalmic vinegar, and I microwaved for 1 min 40 sec because I have a crappy microwave and I like my egg slightly less runny. It was perfect!
Thanks for the great recipe. Using 3oz souffle cups and the vinegar, I did get some water spillage when I added the eggs. I didn't pierce the yolks and the eggs came out perfectly at 1min30secs. Covering them was a must.
This doesn't need any more rave reviews but it certainly deserves one as it is a great method for poaching eggs! I've always poached my eggs in vinegar so was glad that you included it in the recipe. I did as you suggested and experimented with cooking times. Based on my love of runny yolks and the wattage of my microwave I will cook mine for 47 seconds. Oh yes, and a prick or two with a toothpick did keep it from exploding and did not compromise the yolk in any way. Perfect for a busy morning. Thanks PaulaG.
These are great, I can't believe how good they turn out. My only thing is that I will make use I use a slotted spoon to get them out next time to drain them totally. Highly recommended!
What a great way to poach eggs, thank you so much. My husband is the egg poacher in our house and laughs at me when I try to make them. I cooked the egg for 50 seconds and did not add vinegar and put a paper towel over the coffee cup and it came out perfect, we like the yolk to be runny. My husband said the egg came out perfect and was impressed that I made a great poached egg. Now I want to fool around and try to make 2 eggs at a time, that would really blow him away! Thanks again.....Debbie
This worked very well for me. I like my eggs well-done, so one minute in the MW was perfect for me. DH likes his runny, so his were cooked in about 40 seconds.
This worked perfectly!! I am always wrestling with the old fashioned way trying to get it to come out well and this worked better for me! They actually looked good!! Its fast, no mess and you have breakfast ready without a lot of mess! Can't ask for more in the morning!! Thank you PaulaG for sharing!!
yay a quick way to poach eggs! They actually turned out better than any poached eggs i've had cooked in a saucepan.
Just tried this today - the egg cooks faster than my toast! This is going to be great for quick breakfast on hectic get out the door to school and work mornings. I'm also going to tell my mom about this who lives in assisted living but has a small microwave in her apartment. Thanks!