How To Poach an Egg in the Microwave

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I don’t usually use the microwave to poach my breakfast egg, but it can come in very handy for a lunch egg. Lentils, brown rice, or a salad can be elevated from a side dish to a main dish with a tender, gooey poached egg on top. Here’s how to make a quick, freshly poached egg in the office microwave.

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Huge caveat, before you try this: Remember that microwaves come in lots of different configurations. This is a basic set of instructions but you will probably need to tweak it a bit to adjust to your microwave.

My microwave oven is a 700 watt oven so I usually microwave my eggs at 80% power. However, if using a higher-powered microwave I would recommend starting at 50% power.

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