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Poached Eggs Recipe

These three recipes will show you how to poach an egg on the stove top, in the oven and in the microwave
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, eggs, poached eggs
Servings: 1 egg
Calories: 70kcal


Stove Top Poached Eggs

  • Water
  • 2 tsp Vinegar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 Egg

Microwave Poached Eggs

  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 cup Cold water
  • 1/8 tsp White Vinegar

Oven Poached Eggs

  • 2 cups Water
  • 6 Eggs


On The Stove Top

  • Add enough water to a small pot so that it is about half full.
  • Add two teaspoons of vinegar and a dash of salt.
  • Place the pot over medium heat and wait for the water to simmer.
  • As soon as the water is simmering, crack two eggs into a very small bowl or ramekin.
  • Gently pour the egg into the water and wait for the magic to happen. After about 30 seconds, the egg white will enclose the egg yolk.
  • After about 2-3 minutes total of cooking time, remove the egg from the water with a slotted spoon.

In The Microwave

  • Place water and vinegar in a 6 oz cup and mix well
  • Gently crack egg into cup making sure not to break the yolk
  • Lightly cover in plastic wrap
  • Microwave for 60 seconds in 20 second intervals or until your desired consistency has been reach

In The Oven

  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees F
  • Boil water in a small pot
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of boiling water in each tin of a muffin tin
  • Crack and place an egg in each cup of the muffin tin
  • Pour an additional 2 tablespoons of water over each egg
  • Bake in the oven for 6 minutes


Calories: 70kcal