I've never eaten a poached egg, so I decided to take the easy way out and use a microwave to test the limits of being a college student to prepare something other than scrambled eggs. Many recipes such as making a poached egg with plastic wrap or this insanely cool way of making a crispy poached egg make use of a stove top, which not all college students have. Hopefully, this  how-to recipe will show you how easy it is to make a delicious microwave poached egg.

Microwave Poached Egg

  • Prep Time:1 min
  • Cook Time:1 min
  • Total Time:2 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tomato optional
  • Fajita seasoning optional
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  • Step 1

    Add 1/2 cup of water to small microwavable bowl.

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  • Step 2

    Crack egg into bowl.

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  • Step 3

    Place bowl into microwave for about 60-80 seconds, depending on the power of your microwave. As long as the egg doesn't explode, it will be okay.

  • Step 4

    Remove bowl from microwave, and use a spoon (not a fork, duh) to remove the egg from the bowl (water not included).

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  • Step 5

    At this point, you can be finished— just add a pinch of salt, pepper (and fajita seasoning) and enjoy! If you are feeling fancy, continue to the next steps.

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  • Step 6

    Take your favorite tomato, preferably a plump one, and cut it horizontally approximately 1/3 of the way down from the top. Scoop out the insides of the tomato to make it look like a bowl itself.

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  • Step 7

    Place egg in tomato, and voila! Bone apple tea! Your meal is complete, and now you can amaze your friends with your delicious looking egg entree.

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There you have it, your microwave poached egg is complete and ready to be eaten.