How to Cook Eggs in the Microwave

Though it may seem a remote possibility on the outset, it is a fact that a microwave can be used to boil eggs. There is however a degree of risk involved since there are chances of the eggs exploding due to the heat generated. Eggs boiled in the microwave seem to taste better than those boiled over a stove.


  • 2-3 eggs
  • 1 plate
  • salt
  • vinegar


  1. Take the microwave dish and fill it with water.
  2. Add some salt followed by vinegar to the water. One tablespoon of each is adequate. This combination of salt and vinegar prevents the eggs from cracking. It also makes them easier to peel subsequently.
  3. Heat up the microwave with the dish containing the water solution and bring to boil.
  4. Once the water solution has reached a full boil stage, remove the dish from the microwave.
  5. Take the eggs and gently place them inside the dish. To ensure that the heat remains, use the plate to cover the dish. This is also helpful to contain the splattering of the eggs in case they suddenly explode.
  6. Now place back the dish into the microwave. Adjust the setting to low or low medium and let the eggs cook for eight minutes.
  7. After eight minutes, again remove the dish from the microwave. Allow the eggs to stand in the hot water for approximately ten more minutes. This time would depend on how hard you want the eggs to be.
  8. After ten minutes you may remove the eggs from the dish and allow them to cool down. Peel when cool and enjoy.


  • Eggs boiled in a microwave have a better flavour than stove boiled eggs.
  • You will never see the greenish tinge around the yolk in microwave boiled eggs.
  • Eggs contain latent heat. Avoid holding the eggs in your hand immediately after they are taken out of the microwave dish.

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About the Author: Leona Kesler is a head-chef at a very popular food restaurant in New York. Also she is a blogger who shares her experiences, tips, and other informative details about food and cooking. Her recipes are featured on many magazines.

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