Friday 17 March 2017

Recipe: microwaved poached agg.

Very easy, very straightforward, very speedy.

You need a microwave (obviously) and something like a soup cup/large coffee cup with a saucer.  Bigger than an ordinary teacup.  The one I use is a 300ml capacity soup cup.  It needs to be microwave safe, of course.

Put cold water in the cup to about 2/3 full.  You can add a bit of salt if you like but it's not necessary.
Carefully break the egg into the water.  With a pin, prick the yolk several times (this is crucial - if you don't, you will get an exploding egg!).

Put the saucer on the cup as a lid.  Put it in the microwave.

The rest depends on the power.  Mine does 800 max and the egg takes two minutes to cook.  Just turn it on and two minutes later you have a lovely poached egg.
If you put some bread in your toaster just before you put the egg, etc, in the microwave, they finish at more or less the same time.

Microwaves differ so you will need to find your own timings but two minutes at 800 works for me.
And at 13p for the egg and 2p for the home made bread, a filling, healthy and frugal breakfast or lunch.
Lovely, isn't it?

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