Basic Microwaved Eggs

Serves: 1
Preparation Time: 1 min
Time to Cook: 1 min

Basic microwaved eggs are a quick and easy alternative to getting out a skillet pan. In just a couple of minutes you can enjoy your eggs soft or hard-cooked.


Pinch salt
1 egg


Cooking times will vary depending on microwave oven cavity-size, wattage and desired consistency of yolk. Times provided are for a 1000-watt microwave oven. Increase time slightly for lower wattage; decrease for higher wattage. Start with shortest time and increase in 10 second intervals. Note the time that works best for your microwave oven.
Cooking times will vary if more than one egg is cooked at a time.

Times given are for a large egg.

When cooking eggs in the microwave, always use a microwave-safe container (e.g. glass, ceramic or microwave-safe plastic) and pierce yolk and white several times or whisk before cooking.

Never cook an egg in its shell in the microwave; it will explode.