Do you love poached eggs? Think that poaching eggs is too complicated? Do you crave eggs but avoid cooking them because you don’t feel like watching them on the stove and washing the pots and pans? Here’s the solution for a lazy cook: cooking eggs in a microwave! You must be thinking now: how do I cook eggs in a microwave? Read on and you’ll see step-by-step instructions with pictures on how to cook eggs in a microwave.
Cooking eggs in a microwave is really easy when you use a special gadget: microwave egg poacher. You just cracked the egg in a poacher, put it in a microwave and 1 minute later you have yummy poached eggs! No cleanup needed – once you are done eating your microwave-cooked eggs, just put the microwave egg poacher in a dishwasher – microwave egg poacher is dishwasher-safe.
Step-By-Step Instructions On Using Microwave Egg Poacher:
Step 1: Crack the eggs in the egg poacher – 1 egg in each compartment.
Step 2: Prick each egg ONCE with a fork.
This is done so the egg doesn’t explode when you cook it. Ask me how I know :) I experimented with avoiding this step, and the cooked egg looked messy. So now I prick the egg with a fork every time I use the microwave egg poacher to cook the eggs in a microwave.
Step 3: Pour 1 tbsp of water on top of each egg.
This is done so the top of the egg cooks evenly. The water boils and cooks the top of the egg. I experimented with not adding the water, and when I didn’t add the water the top, the top of the egg was still runny and undercooked while the rest of the egg was cooked. Adding water prevents the tops of the eggs from undercooking.
Step 4: Close the egg poacher.
Step 5: Put the egg poacher in a microwave and microwave for 1 minute.
Note: you might need to adjust the timing depending on your microwave. My microwave is pretty powerful and 1 minute is enough to get perfectly cooked eggs. If your eggs are still undercooked after 1 minute, increase the timing until you figure out the perfect time for cooking eggs in your microwave.
Step 4: Open your egg poacher to see your cooked eggs! Sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!
Note on this picture the eggs don’t look very pretty. Sometimes this happens when you cook eggs in a microwave. I assure you that they taste great :) But if the look bothers you, here’s a solution – FLIP THEM! The other side of the eggs looks really nice! Scroll down to the next picture and you’ll see the difference.
Here’s the picture of the cooked eggs after I flipped them – look how much nicer it looks compared with the previous picture!
Enjoy your poached eggs! I love them on top of the toasted english muffin!