Perfect Poached Eggs In Your Microwave

It's not very often that I get so excited about a recipe that involves 1 egg and 1/2 cup of water.

I've always liked poached eggs, but frankly they were too much of a hassle and we rarely made them.   Plus my pet peeve is having poached eggs at a restaurant and getting uncooked snotty egg whites.  It makes me totally lose my appetite.  

This technique has revolutionized our breakfast options, I am so in love with it!I know what we are having for breakfast tomorrow.  I am so excited about doing this.

Here's the instructions, it's this simple.  If you need more, keep reading below and you will see my step by step photos.

1 small low bowl
1/2 cup water
Crack 1 egg into the water
Cover with a small plate, or lid
Microwave for 60 seconds, or until white is set
Use a slotted spoon to remove egg from water
Dab a bit on a paper towel to remove extra wetness and serve at once
Here's my small bowl, I put it on a salad plate to make  it easy to remove from the microwave

 See?  It's a pretty small bowl, that's how big the egg is to get an idea of the ratio of egg to bowl size.

Add the 1/2 cup of tap water (not cold, not hot) and crack the egg into the water

Cover it with a little plate

 Put in the microwave for 60 seconds.  This was perfect for my husband, and I did mine for about 70 seconds.

Use that slotted spoon to drain it, use a little towel to absorb the extra liquid

Here they are ready to eat.  My egg is on the right, you can see it's a bit more cooked, but the yolk was still runny, as you can see by the top photo.  LOVE THIS technique so much.