Sunday, 6 September 2015

How to make a 2-Minute Microwave Oven Poach Egg

Whenever I make a poach egg, that means I want a quick solution to my meal preparation. I found a quicker way to make poach egg besides the traditional method of poaching in boiling water - the microwave oven!

This method would not take more than 2.5 minutes. Plus, if you like rich runny egg yolk from the poach egg, do not use low cholesterol eggs. Go for the normal ones that come with bigger egg yolks.

Prepare an egg and cooking oil. 
Coat the base of the bowl/plate with a little cooking oil so that we could easily remove the egg from the bowl/plate when cooked.
Crack an egg into the bowl. Ensure that the yolk is intact. Use a toothpick to poke a small hole on the egg yolk. Do not break the yolk.
Put the bowl with egg into microwave oven. Cover egg with a microwave lid.
Set microwave oven to 180 degrees celsius (356 degrees fahrenheit) and 2-minute (or up to 2.5-minute) timer. 
Remove bowl from microwave oven after 2 minutes. This is how the egg should look like. Continue on a 10-seconds segment if you find the egg too raw for your personal liking.
At 2-minute timer, you would have a runny egg yolk.
At 2.5-minute timer, your egg yolk would not be runny. The yolk would be nicely contained instead. Some people prefer it this way. It is really your choice.