2.18.2010

Perfect Poached Eggs

You can make perfect poached eggs in the microwave!
Poached eggs do not require any fat to cook.  They are traditionally cooked in a pan of boiling water, however, they can be made in the microwave using a steam method.
I purchased a Nordic Ware Microwave 2 Cavity Egg Poacher however, you can use a small dish, such as a ramekin covered with plastic wrap.


First you'll want to toast your English muffins or bread.
Then place 1/2 teaspoon of water into each "bowl".  Crack open 1 egg per bowl, lightly pierce each yolk with a fork,  then close lid or cover with plastic wrap if using a ramekin.
Place in microwave.  Cooking times will vary depending on the wattage of your microwave.  Start at 1 minute of cooking time for 2 eggs.  Keep them covered after they have cooked for 30 seconds as to allow the steam to continue to cook the eggs.  Your cooking time will vary.  1 minute is just a starting point.

The whites should be just cooked and not runny.  The yolks should be runny.  :)


Scoop the eggs out of the bowls and onto your choice of bread.  I use the fork I pierced the eggs with.  :)
Season as desired.  Enjoy.



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