Here's How To Make The Perfect Poached Egg In The Microwave

Poached eggs are the perfect way to begin a weekend morning. Enjoyed with toast or as part of a larger brunch spread, they're a comfort food that's difficult to beat. Everyone has their own special tip for making poached eggs. Many folks use vinegar in the poaching water which allows the whites to firm up quicker and keeps the egg more compact (via What's Cooking America). Other people will warn you against using salt in the water because it increases the density of your poaching water, which causes the egg to expand and become less than picture perfect (via Downshiftology). 

But if your stove is full with skillets and pans cooking pancakes or bacon, you don't need a burner to free up to start the process. You can actually make perfect poached eggs in the microwave. Microwaves are incredibly versatile appliances, and sometimes they can be used for more than you can even imagine.

A perfect way to cook a poached egg

To make a perfect poached egg in your microwave, take a microwave-safe bowl and fill it with just a half cup of water (via Bon Appétit). Crack an egg in the water and make sure that it is submerged beneath the surface. Cover the top of the bowl with a paper towel or with a saucer or another plate. Set your microwave on high for 1 minute, then use a slotted spoon to remove the egg from the water and put it on a plate. It's also optional to put a few paper towels on the plate first, which will allow for the egg to drain and dry off a little bit. Each microwave has its own version of "high" so it might take some fiddling around before you get the timing correct. If you don't like your yolk super runny, you might give it a few more seconds.