James Goodwin

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.

James Goodwin

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

James Goodwin

Cover the bottom of the egg poacher with water.

James Goodwin

Crack one egg into each section of the egg poacher.

James Goodwin

Put the cover on the egg poacher.

James Goodwin

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

James Goodwin

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

Tip

Serve a poached egg on toast for a healthy, filling breakfast.

Warning

Poached eggs may be runny or firm. Do not give up on the egg poacher if the egg isn't to your like on the first try--just add or subtract cooking time and try again.

About the Author

J.D. Chi

J.D. Chi is a professional journalist who has covered sports for more than 20 years at newspapers all over the United States. She has covered major golf tournaments and the NFL as well as travel and health topics. Chi received her Bachelor of Arts in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University and is working toward a master's degree in journalism.