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Paula - thank you for reminding me just how easy it is to make those poached eggs! Many a poached egg made in my first microwave - not sure why I haven't been making them all this time. Unlike family members I have never managed to get my poached eggs looking all that great on the stove top. With this method I can add them to my weekend breakfasts. So quick and easy - the hardest part of this one was finding my 1/8 measure! Not sure what the vinegar does but I have been using it and getting perfect poached eggs - every time. In my microwave just a touch over 50 seconds makes for a lovely breakfast. The electric egg poacher has been scratched off my wish list. Thank you!
If you are in a hurry this is definately the way to go and cleaning up is a breeze. I did the first one for the DM and did 1 minute and then a further 10 seconds for a hard egg for her. I did mine for a minute but will cut this back to 50 seconds as I like it a bit runnier/softer than what it was. I have a 900watt microwave.
I love poached eggs but never made them for myself. My daddy always made them when I was younger but they seemed like they were time consuming to make. This method is so quick and easy. I had to adjust the time for my microwave. The first egg I cooked for 50 seconds and that was a bit much so I cut it to 40 seconds and that worked. I followed the recipe as written other then I didn't add the vinegar. Now I can poached eggs when I want them! Thanks Paula!
I almost fest stupid for not thinking of poaching eggs in the microwave before. I love poached eggs on toast but making them the traditional way can be a pain. Thanks so much for sharing!!!
Easy and delicious. It only took 35 seconds in my microwave. Thanks. :)
5 stars for quick and easy, but it does vary from Microwave to Microwave. Mine took about 90 seconds. You have to experiment. Couldn't taste the vinegar which I was curious about. They did come out a little "watery" I might try this in milk with a little butter next time. All and all - can't beat it in a hurry!
I thought poached eggs should have the yolk intact, if you make a hole you will end up with a kind of fried egg or something like that, I like my poached eggs with a whole and suculent yolk. What about you??
Thanks for giving a mom an easy way to cook eggs on a time restraint! It really helps to know a different way to do things when I don't have the time to be getting out a pan and making a mess. This was so much easier and I'm just so appreciative! THANK YOU!!!
If I could I would give this 10 stars, beyond awesome. I've been looking for something like this and finally bam I found it, thank you very, very much. Anyway it came out perfect with a plastic bag over a coffee cup and I had it on toast with butter on it and man was it delicious.
This really deserves 5 stars for simplicity, but I held back because there is just too much fiddling to be done to get the timing right. I wasted a lot of eggs trying to get them done the way I wanted. FYI, 1 minute produces a thoroughly cooked yolk, a la Egg McMuffin.