Perfect poached egg in a mug 6



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Poached eggs can be a little tricky to make and require a fair amount of practice to get just right. Not anymore! If you’re new to making poached eggs at home or just never seemed to master it,  there’s a great trick to making poached eggs in the microwave, and the only dirty dish you’ll have to clean is a mug.

  1. Wet the inside of a mug with a little bit of water.
  2. Crack and egg into the mug and add a drop of vinegar.
  3. Cover the mug with a wad of wet paper towel.
  4. Microwave for 45-90 seconds. (Microwave time depends on the power of your microwave and how you like your eggs. We found that 45 seconds got our egg just slightly runny in the middle.)

This trick will save so much time and washing up in the morning.

Give it a try and let us know how long you microwave yours for. Do you like your poached eggs runny or hard?

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  1. Pierce the yolk with a fork before microwaving to prevent an explosion.Have poached eggs by this method for years, and usually 40 secs is enough.

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    • I crack the egg into a small glass dish (custard pot?), cover with kitchen paper and microwave for 35 – 40 seconds. Perfect poached egg!

  2. Thanks , do you completely cover the mug in wet paper towel or just over the top.

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  3. You do not say…..high, medium, low or ?

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