Microwave Poached Eggs

October 13, 2022
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Photo by Anyday Microwave Cookware
  • Prep time 1 minute
  • Cook time 3 minutes
  • Serves 1-2
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Once you poach eggs in the microwave, you’ll never go back to making them on the stovetop. It may take a try or two to dial it in for your microwave wattage, but once it’s right, you’ll get perfectly set whites and runny yolks every time. You may even start poaching eggs on weekday mornings!

Note: This recipe was created for a 1000-watt microwave. Head to to find the original recipe and adjust cooking times for other microwave wattages.

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What You'll Need
  • 2 eggs
  1. Fill a Medium Shallow Anyday Dish with tap water up to the crease of the bowl. (Note: this much water is necessary to make sure the eggs are fully submerged!)
  2. Crack eggs into the Anyday dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  3. Cook in the microwave for 2:30-3:30 minutes. Gently press the egg yolk to check that the eggs are done to your liking, and add more time in 30-second increments if needed. Better to start with less time since you can always add more!
  4. Immediately remove eggs from water using a slotted spoon. Drain each egg and blot with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Serve right away!
  5. Note: You can use a different Anyday dish size, but make sure that the eggs are fully submerged in water. You may need to increase cook times if there’s more water in the dish than this recipe calls for.

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