Microwave Poached Eggs Recipe

Published on June 6th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Poached eggs are such a delicate food that it intimidates some people, but there is nothing intimidating about these microwave poached eggs. These microwave poached eggs are cooked in the microwave for only one minute. But why stop there? Why not make the meal complete? We made fresh guacamole and smeared it onto slices of keto toasted bread; then, we topped them with the Microwave Poached Eggs and a few spears of sautéed asparagus to finish this delicious dish off.

 

Can You Poach 2 Eggs At Once In The Microwave?

Although you can poach two eggs in the microwave simultaneously, it will double the cooking time. In addition to this, one egg may cook faster than the other, even though you are cooking them at the same time. Therefore, I recommend cooking eggs one at a time if you poach more than one egg. 

 

How Many Minutes Does It Take To Poach An Egg?

Soft poached eggs take about 2 minutes, while soft yet firm poached eggs take approximately 4 minutes. However, the poaching time may vary depending on the egg's size and temperature. 

 

How Many Minutes Does It Take To Poach An Egg?

Soft poached eggs take about 2 minutes, while soft yet firm poached eggs take approximately 4 minutes. If you are poaching an egg in the microwave, it will take 1-1 1/2 minutes. However, the poaching time may vary depending on the egg's size and temperature. 

 

Do you need vinegar to poach eggs?

By adding vinegar to the poaching liquid it helps to keep the egg whites bound, resulting in a firm & round egg.  

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Serves
2 persons

Ingredients

Guacamole
  • 1 Avocado, peeled, seed removed

     

  • 4 Cherry Tomatoes, diced

     

  • 2 tablespoons Red Onion, minced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh Lime Juice

     

  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt 

Asparagus
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil 

     

  • 6 Asparagus spears, trimmed

     

  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

     

  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

Poached Eggs
  • 2 large Eggs

     

  • 1 cup room temperature Water

     

  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt 

     

  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

  • 2 slices of toasted Keto Bread

Instructions

Guacamole

To a small bowl, add the avocado and mash it with a fork until it reaches your desired consistency. Add the cherry tomatoes, onions, lime juice, and salt and mix to combine. 

 

Wrap the guacamole with plastic wrap and refrigerate it until you are ready to assemble the toast.  

Asparagus

To a skillet, add olive oil and set it over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and sauté for 5-8 minutes until the asparagus is tender. Add the salt and pepper to the asparagus, shake the pan back and forth to distribute the seasoning evenly, and set the asparagus aside.

Poached eggs

Place 1/2 cup of room temperature water into a microwave-safe mug. Crack one egg into the water and poke a hole into the yolk with a toothpick, then cover the egg with a small microwave-safe plate. Sometimes the egg yolk can burst in the microwave; pricking the yolk and covering it with a plate allows you to heat the egg safely and prevents the splatter from getting all over the microwave if the egg yolk explodes. 

 

Place the mug with the egg into the microwave and heat the egg on high power for 30 seconds. Remove the egg from the microwave and remove the plate. The egg whites should be opaque, while the yolk should still be runny on the inside. 

 

If the egg whites are still clear, place the plate back onto the egg. Heat it in the microwave in 10 second bursts until the egg whites are opaque. Do not heat the egg for more than 30-seconds at a time, or it may explode. Altogether, the egg should take about 1-1/2 minutes, depending on the wattage of your microwave. 

 

Remove the egg from the microwave and allow the poached egg to sit in the hot water for 1 minute, so any soft parts of the white can cook up. This will also create an evenly poached egg. With a fork or spoon, carefully lift the egg out of the mug and place it on a paper towel lined plate. 

 

Repeat the process to make the second poached egg and place it on a paper towel to drain. 

 

Season the microwave poached eggs with salt and pepper. Divide the guacamole between the slices of keto toasted bread, spread it into an even layer. Place the toasts onto a serving dish and top each toast with a poached egg and two asparagus spears. 

Serve immediately!

Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon