Microwave Poached Eggs Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: March 1, 2022

Here’s a method that’s quick, easy and almost foolproof.  Make sure to poke a toothpick through the yolk first.

Microwave Poached Eggs Recipe

How To Make Microwave Poached Eggs

This trick let's you cook a poached egg with just the use of a microwave.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins


  • 1 egg, large
  • tsp white vinegar
  • cup water
  • salt and pepper


  1. Add the water and white vinegar to a 6 oz custard cup.

  2. Put the egg into the cup and cover the dish loosely with plastic wrap.

  3. Place in the microwave and cook for 1 minute or until desired doneness. You may need to experiment with cooking times based on the wattage of your microwave and taste preference.

  4. Immediately remove the egg from hot water with a slotted spoon as it will continue to cook.

  5. Serve with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 14mg
  • Calories: 32kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 82mg
  • Fat: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 30mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 33mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 119IU
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