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How to make fried eggs without frying in just one minute

While eggs seem like such a simple thing to cook, a perfectly cooked egg is actually kind of an achievement, particularly when you’re trying to get a specific result.

The perfect fried egg needs to have a runny yolk yet the whites have to be completely cooked.

Instead of spending five to 10 minutes frying an egg on the stove with lots of oil, cooking enthusiasts at Microwave Master Chef have shared an alternative method.

Posting on the blog, one user claimed that fried eggs can be made in the microwave in just one minute.

They said: “This microwave-fried egg recipe is the closest you’ll get to a pan-fried egg without frying it.

“It’s super easy and it only takes one minute! It was one of the first microwave recipes I learned as a university student, simplified from microwaved scrambled eggs.”

As a side note, for those wanting to try this tip, they’ve got to be careful before cooking microwave fried egg. When cooking whole eggs in the microwave, always pierce the yolk with a fork a few times to break its skin and cover it with a paper towel.

Microwaved eggs tend to splatter themselves all over the inner walls of the microwave oven if not pierced.

To cook fried eggs in the microwave, you’ll need a microwave-safe bowl or cup, a paper towel, one egg and one tablespoon of cooking oil (any type is fine).


1. Start by adding the oil to the bowl or cup, making sure it coats the area the egg will cover.

2. Crack the egg into the container and break the yolk (you can also add a little salt, pepper or other enhancements at this step).

3. Cover with a kitchen towel. It is very important to break the yolk and cover it as intact eggs will pop like a balloon when microwaved.

4. Place in the microwave oven on full power for one minute.

5. Leave it to stand for one minute to allow the microwave-fried egg to settle down a bit.

To serve, place the microwave-fried egg onto a nice buttered bed of toast perhaps with some microwave crispy bacon.

Taking to the comments section, fellow users shared their opinions on this microwave-fried egg recipe. One commented: “Mine came out lovely. No problems, no mess, just a fast and easy breakfast.”

Another said: “It’s genius. I’ve made two easy-peasy ‘sunny side up’ eggs in the microwave this morning. Couldn’t be happier! Thank you!”


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