How to Use a Microwave Egg Poacher

By J.D. Chi

A microwave egg poacher is an easy way to whip up a quick, healthy breakfast. To microwave a poached egg, the egg must be in a container with hot water--specialty microwave egg poachers may be purchased or an egg can be poached in the microwave using kitchen items you already have.

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How to Use a Microwave Egg Poacher
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How to Use a Microwave Egg Poacher

Step 1

Spray the bottom of the microwave egg poacher with a liberal amount of cooking spray.

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How to Use a Microwave Egg Poacher

Step 2

Cover the bottom of the egg poacher with water.

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How to Use a Microwave Egg Poacher

Step 3

Crack one egg into each section of the egg poacher.

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How to Use a Microwave Egg Poacher

Step 4

Put the cover on the egg poacher.

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How to Use a Microwave Egg Poacher

Step 5

Microwave the egg(s) on high 60 to 90 seconds. It may take several tries to get the egg to the desired consistency.

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How to Use a Microwave Egg Poacher

Step 6

Remove the egg from egg poacher, and drain all water to avoid sogginess.