Directions for a Microwave Egg Poacher

Updated February 21, 2017

Save time poaching eggs by cooking them in the microwave. You do not have to boil water or worry about breaking the yolks or separating the eggs. Microwave egg poachers still simmer the eggs in water, but less water per egg is needed. The only downside to a microwave egg poacher is if you fail to pierce the egg yolk. Leaving the yolk whole invites explosions, but a slight prick before cooking prevents this, allowing the egg to be perfectly poached in 30 seconds.

Pour ½ tsp of water per egg well in the egg poacher.

Break an egg into each well.

Add an additional ½ tsp of water over each egg.

Gently poke the yolk of each egg with a fork to allow excess air to escape and to prevent explosions.

Set the lid on top of the egg poacher.

Microwave on medium power for 30 seconds per egg. For instance, if your egg poacher holds four eggs, cook for two minutes.

Remove the poacher from the microwave and let stand for 30 seconds before serving the eggs.

Things You'll Need

  • Microwave egg poacher
  • Water
  • Eggs
  • Fork
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