You are less than three minutes from perfect poached eggs. Your cooking time may vary by a few seconds.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
1 min
total:
6 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 poached eggs
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour water into a microwave-safe cup or bowl; add vinegar. Cracks eggs into the cup.

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  • Cook eggs in the microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds. Drain.

Nutrition Facts

72 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 0.4g; fat 5g; cholesterol 186mg; sodium 70.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2017
The key to preventing an egg explosion is to use a small enough dish so the water completely covers the eggs. I've done it this way numerous times without an explosion and without poking the yolk. I've never used vinegar either- not sure why this is necessary. One minute twenty seconds is also the time I use for two eggs and they are just slightly runny. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/23/2015
At 59 seconds there was an eggy explosion, sending egg all over microwave. One egg of the two survived but the yolk was solid, some of the white was rubbery and the rest of the white was still liquid. The kids didn't get poached eggs for breakfast but they did get an egg-cellent tutorial on how to clean a microwave. Sorry - I really wish this had worked for us. Read More
(11)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
02/23/2015
At 59 seconds there was an eggy explosion, sending egg all over microwave. One egg of the two survived but the yolk was solid, some of the white was rubbery and the rest of the white was still liquid. The kids didn't get poached eggs for breakfast but they did get an egg-cellent tutorial on how to clean a microwave. Sorry - I really wish this had worked for us. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2017
The key to preventing an egg explosion is to use a small enough dish so the water completely covers the eggs. I've done it this way numerous times without an explosion and without poking the yolk. I've never used vinegar either- not sure why this is necessary. One minute twenty seconds is also the time I use for two eggs and they are just slightly runny. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2015
You need to poke the yoke and cover with cling rap Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/20/2018
I think 1 minute 20 seconds is way too long. There was an egg explosion in my microwave. Fortunately I covered my bowl with a lid so I didn t have to clean the entire microwave. 1 minute is sufficient time. If you want a runny yolk I would recommend 45 seconds. Also add more water for a poached egg. Mine turned out more like a hard-boiled egg but without the perfect egg shape. A little flavoring would be nice too. In my opinion vinegar doesn t go well with eggs. Maybe some salt and pepper would be better Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
07/31/2017
I have been doing this for two years but I don't use vinegar and I only cook for 50 seconds. The time probably depends upon how powerful your microwave is. Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
08/01/2016
Well Bob I agree with baking Nana. And a recipe that leaves out the need to polk the yolk? And protect the microwave? Other than that and 55 seconds rather than 120 with a little butter salt and pepper the result is good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2017
So easy and quick. Eggs were perfect! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2020
Didn’t explode, but I didn’t like the taste of the vinegar. I may have put too much in but I wasn’t expecting the vinegar taste to stick around Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/03/2021
Eggs exploded, not happy about cleaning vinegar and eggs off of every side of my microwave, bad recipe!! Read More
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