Saturday, September 19, 2015
Perfect Poached Eggs in your Microwave
It's not very often that I get so excited about a recipe that involves 1 egg and 1/2 cup of water.
I've always liked poached eggs, but frankly they were too much of a hassle and we rarely made them. Plus my pet peeve is having poached eggs at a restaurant and getting uncooked snotty egg whites. It makes me totally lose my appetite.
This technique has revolutionized our breakfast options, I am so in love with it!I know what we are having for breakfast tomorrow. I am so excited about doing this.
Here's the instructions, it's this simple. If you need more, keep reading below and you will see my step by step photos.
1 small low bowl
1/2 cup water
Crack 1 egg into the water
Cover with a small plate, or lid
Microwave for 60 seconds, or until white is set
Use a slotted spoon to remove egg from water
Dab a bit on a paper towel to remove extra wetness and serve at once
Here's my small bowl, I put it on a salad plate to make it easy to remove from the microwave
See? It's a pretty small bowl, that's how big the egg is to get an idea of the ratio of egg to bowl size.
Add the 1/2 cup of tap water (not cold, not hot) and crack the egg into the water
Cover it with a little plate
Put in the microwave for 60 seconds. This was perfect for my husband, and I did mine for about 70 seconds.
Use that slotted spoon to drain it, use a little towel to absorb the extra liquid
Here they are ready to eat. My egg is on the right, you can see it's a bit more cooked, but the yolk was still runny, as you can see by the top photo. LOVE THIS technique so much.