Introduction: Easy Poached Egg in 90 Seconds
In this Instructable, I will show you how to poach an egg in 90 seconds. This easy poached egg recipe is awesome and perfect for people who love eggs but may want to be a little healthier and not fry them. Traditionally you would poach eggs in boiling water with vinegar in a pot on the stovetop. You certainly can still do that, but it takes longer. For this demonstration, I will show you how to poach an egg in a microwave. If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get started!
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Follow the super easy steps below or watch the video tutorial or do both. :)
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups of water (475 ml) doesn't have to be exact
- 1 tbsp white distilled vinegar
- Microwave-safe bowl
- Slotted spoon
Step 2: Drop It Likes Its Hot
Take a microwave-safe bowl and add the water to it. The water should be room temp, and not cold. If it is cold it will take longer, which is fine.
Then pour in the white distilled vinegar. The vinegar helps the egg whites cook faster. If you don't add the vinegar, the egg whites will kind of dissipate in the water and not cover the egg. like we want. It just won't turn out very well if you don't use vinegar.
Then crack that egg and drop it in the water.
Step 3: Microwave It!
Place the bowl in the microwave and cook it for about 90 seconds. It depends on the wattage of your microwave. I have a 1200 watt microwave, in that it takes about 75 seconds. 90 seconds creates a harder yolk.
If you want to do a second egg, drop another egg in and cook it for 50 to 60 seconds, since the water is already hot. No need to add any additional vinegar to the water.
Use a slotted spoon to take the poached egg out and place it on a plate. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and you are good to go! Serve them like that or on toast, with bacon, etc. Enjoy!
Print the recipe here if you like.
Step 4: Video Tutorial
Now watch those steps in action with this short video tutorial. :)