Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 2 mins

My DH used to make himself poached eggs using this method all the time. This recipe was found in Chatelaine Food Express Quickies. The cooking time includes the standing time. Note: After reading Lorrie in Montreal's review, I've added poking the egg to prevent messy explosions to the procedure :)


  1. Heat the water or butter in a custard cup.
  2. Add the egg, poke it to prevent it from exploding, and sprinkle with salt, pepper and optional Parmesan.
  3. Cover and microwave on medium for 45 to 75 seconds.
  4. Let stand, with cover on, for 1 minute.


Most Helpful

Made for a quick and easy breakfast. I have a 900W oven and set for the 45 seconds but at 38 it started to spit so I stopped and removed, I would prefer a little less cooked so next time I will set it for 30 seconds and maybe do another 5 if needed. I used the water and did not use the optional parmesan. Thank you Dreamer in Ontario, made for Every Day A Holiday.

I'mPat November 30, 2009

I will never make eggs any other way. . .this is fast, easy, no mess and low fat. I made mine with water and added a little Spike seasoning on top (in lieu of the salt/pepper). 60 seconds on power level 5 in my micro resulted in a running yolk. . .just as I like them!!! Such a fabulous breakfast. . .egg on fresh sourdough bread. THANKS!! This is definitely a keeper. Made for Veg*n Swap July 2009.

JanuaryBride July 31, 2009

This is an excellent method. Since I eat low carb it was perfect. I used the butter method, left out the cheese the first time will try experimentation later. I used 1minute 5 seconds on 70% power for two eggs, in two cups, in and 800Watt microwave. Nice solid whites, runny centers. It has a turntable which would be critical for this recipe I think.

Maeven6 March 14, 2009

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