Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 1 min

This didn't make much sense when I first learned of this recipe, but now I'm seeing more and more purposes.


  1. Place approximately 2 tbs of water in a small bowl.
  2. Crack egg and gently transfer into bowl.
  3. Pierce the yolk once with a knife.
  4. Microwave for 45 sec - 1 min, will vary with your microwave.


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This simple recipe makes commercial fast food obsolete! I add what ever bottle sauce I have in the fridge, and bread for a good breakfast sandwich (or snack). I am thinking maybe ham, cheese, egg on a bagel.

Mr Crackers February 14, 2011

I love poached eggs, but no one else in my family does! Now I can have on whenever I want! Thank you for sharing this great idea!

Lisajean77 December 16, 2009

After trying to perfect the poached egg, trying every technique known to man, the simplest thing I tried has produced perfect poached eggs every time! Thanks for posting.

Chef Jeff Garland March 29, 2008

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