These quick microwave poached eggs are ideal if you're on the go 4 years ago

These quick microwave poached eggs are ideal if you're on the go


Let's face it - it's all too easy to have something bold for breakfast, or skip it all together.

When you're in a rush to get out the door in the morning with children, getting in a healthy breakfast is often the last thing on your mind.

We all know eggs are a great way to start the day. They're high in protein, which will keep you full, as well as Vitamin D, B vitamins and iron, but can be a bother to cook.

This microwaved poached egg recipe is ideal if you're on the go - you can make it in a matter of minutes and the kids will enjoy it with toastie soldiers.

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  • Fill a one-cup microwavable bowl or cup with ½ cup of water and half a teaspoon of white vinegar.
  • Gently crack an egg into the water.
  • Cover with a microwave-ready dish (this is key) and cook for 1 minute - this will vary depending on your microwave's wattage so your egg may need slightly longer in a 600-800w machine.
  • Check your egg. The white should be firm, but the yolk should still jiggle to indicate it's runny.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon as soon immediately as the egg will continue to cook if left in the water.

Bonus: if you have a little time and feel like treating yourself, here's a recipe for a microwaveable hollandaise sauce to garnish your egg.