Poaching eggs in the microwave

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I love shortcuts for breakfast because it seems that we are always in a hurry.  So when you feel like an egg for breakfast but down't want to pull out the frying pan here's how to poach an egg in the microwave (which dirties only one small ramekin).  And this is really a good method when you are only cooking one or two eggs.  If you need more than that then the pan is the best way to go.

But for one egg here's what to do...

Take a small cup or ramekin or coffee mug and fill it with 1/4 cup water and 1/4 teaspoon any white type vinegar.

Place in the microwave and cook on high until the water starts simmering.  Remove from the oven and crack one egg into the water and cover with plastic wrap.

Return to the oven and microwave for 30 seconds on high.  Take out of the oven and let sit for 30 seconds...covered....after which time you should have a perfectly cooked medium egg. 

Let me clarify that word perfect.  This is an awesome method for poaching an egg but understand that some experimentation will be involved.  All ovens differ in their wattage and so you will need to tweek the time a bit to fit your specific unit which means that this may not work "perfectly" on the first try.  But with the smallest amount of trial and error you will soon have great results.   If you plan on cooking more than one egg at a time you will need to increase the size of the container and also increase cooking time.  Once again, a little experimenting will pay off.

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