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Perfect Poached Eggs

Learn how to make perfect poached eggs in less than 90 seconds! All you need are eggs, water, vinegar, and a microwave-safe bowl. So easy to do!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time1 min
0 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, Worldwide
Keyword: easy, savory, soft
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 72kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Slotted Spoon


  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups of water 475 ml doesn't have to be exact
  • 1 tbsp white distilled vinegar 15 ml
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Add room temp water to a microwave-safe bowl. Then add in the vinegar.
  • Crack the egg open and drop it into the bowl of water. Cook in the microwave for 60 to 90 seconds, depending on your microwave wattage, and depending on how done you want the yolk.
  • Removed the perfect poached egg from the bowl with a slotted spoon and serve on toast, by itself, etc. Sprinkle with salt and pepper too if you like. To cook another one, drop another egg in and cook. It will take less time than the first since the water is already really hot. Enjoy!



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