Poached Eggs in the Microwave

Global warming.  How can anyone deny it at this point?  It has been all sunshine and 70’s this week in Philadelphia and I couldn’t be happier about it!  The groundhog was wrong this year, spring is here and it’s EARLY!  My favorite part of spring are the daffodils.  They are my favorite flower and only bloom for about a month, normally in April.  I was so happy to pull into my driveway last night when I saw all of our daffodils in full bloom.  I can’t believe how early they are!  They are so beautiful!

The color of these reminds me of my poached egg!

I also have to show off something else that was waiting at home for me last night… my Hunger Games themed nailpolish!  I know it’s ridiculous, but listen… I love nailpolish anyway… so it works out okay.  The color I tried first was Argo and it’s gorgeous.  Check out the other colors here… they’re so fun.  I cannot wait for the movie next week, I’m absolutely OBSESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Argo- new Hunger Games nail polish by China Glaze

Back to business…

Today at the gym I was coerced to take “Rush Hour” , an intense 45 minute cardio and weight training interval workout.  It was SO HARD!  Kelly and Sam (my friends who had convinced me to torture myself) and I battled through the class and by the end, decided we should take this class more often!  Kelly and Sam mentioned their new obsession with Poached Eggs and that I had to try it.  So I did!!!

Kelly found this recipe on Pinterest (all food bloggers should be putting their recipes on here… it’s a great resource!!) and I decided to try it out.  It was so easy it only took like two minutes.  Mine didn’t turn out as pretty as it should, but Kelly mentioned it took her a few times to get it just right.

Microwave Poached Eggs


Boiling Water

1 Egg

3-5 teaspoons White Vinegar


1.  Boil water in a microwave safe container filled about 3/4 of the way.

2.  Add vinegar.  I didn’t use enough because I had too much water.  Kelly recommended 5 teaspoons (although the original recipe calls for only 1!)

3.  Crack the egg into the water carefully.  Cover with plastic wrap.

4.  Microwave for 30 seconds.  Turn the egg over with a soup spoon in the water (carefully!) and microwave for 15 more seconds.  (or 30 for a fully cooked egg)

Results:  VOILA!  A perfectly poached egg, with cooked egg white and nice, runny, yolk.  Perfect for dipping your wheat toast into!  I also added a few shakes of sea salt and pepper on top.  This is an awesome after-workout snack because it is full of protein.

I hope everyone is enjoying the weather this week!

One thought on “Poached Eggs in the Microwave

  1. Pingback: Healthy Dinner Idea: Veggie Quinoa & Poached Eggs | It's Good to be the Cook

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