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Poached eggs in the microwave

Poached eggs in the microwave

Microwaved poached eggs are quick and easy to make and ready in under two minutes. Making poached eggs in a microwave only requires a few basic ingredients, and two minutes of your time, making it the ideal recipe for a quick lunch or breakfast when you’re short on time. Learn how to make the perfect microwave poached eggs right here, or head over to perfectly poached eggs if you have a little more time. 




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1 mins

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Per serving


  • 1 large British Lion egg
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Dash of vinegar
  • Buttered muffin or toast to serve (optional)


  1. Crack the egg into a large teacup or ramekin filled with 3 tbsp water

  2. Pierce the yolk and white in a couple of places and poach in the microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds

  3. Turn the dish and continue to poach on HIGH for another 45 seconds. Stand for 30 seconds before serving