Cook the Sunny Side or Poached Eggs in the Microwave
At this point, you may already know how to cook scrambled eggs in the microwave , but you might think that poached eggs and poached eggs can only be cooked on the stove top. Not this way. These egg dishes are not only microwave-safe, they are also very simple. The guys at CHOW will show you how to do it in this video.
It turns out that eggs with the sunny side up are pretty straightforward: all you have to do is preheat the plate, rinse it with oil (both for flavor and to keep the egg from sticking), and then split the plate. egg on a plate. Place the yolk gently on top to prevent it from exploding and heat for 45 seconds. If not, continue cooking in 15 second increments.
To make a poached egg, take a microwave-safe bowl and pour half a glass of water into it. Crack the egg in water, cover with a plate and microwave for 60 seconds. If this is done, scoop it out with a slotted spoon. If not, wait another 10-20 seconds until it becomes. It’s simple and quite impressive – and reminds us of Mark Bittman’s reminder that the microwave is actually a great cooking appliance, as long as you know how to use it (and aren’t afraid of it).
If you have access to the kitchen, you probably won’t need these tricks – after all, frying an egg with the sunny side up and making a poached egg isn’t very difficult, but if you live in a dorm room, you will stay in a hotel room or anywhere without a kitchen, these tricks can come in handy for a fuller breakfast than any dried Danish that might be waiting for you in the lobby or at the nearest vending machine. Plus, eggs are cheap and high in protein, so the more you cook the better.
This story was originally published on 10/30/13 and updated on 9/18/19 to provide more complete and up-to-date information.