Soft-Boiled Eggs in the Microwave

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After reading numerous articles on the subject of soft-boiled eggs, I came up with a recipe that gave consistent results that you will enjoy.


  • water
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt


Fill a bowl with warm water and place cold eggs into the bowl, to keep from cracking when you cook them.

Fill a microwave-safe bowl with water; add salt. Microwave on high power to boil, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

Place warm eggs into the bowl of hot water and cover the bowl with plastic wrap.

Place the bowl of covered eggs into the microwave and microwave on 60% power for 1 1/2 minutes.

Remove from the microwave and transfer eggs to a bowl of cool water to stop the cooking process. Peel and serve.

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Servings: 2 – Yield: 2 eggs



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