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How to Poach an Egg in the Microwave

This how to poach an egg in the microwave recipe from Sara at Average Betty is perfect for busy mornings.

Servings: 1

Active time: 2 minutes

Total time:

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 c cold water
  • 1/4 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)


  1. Fill a 1-cup bowl or mug with 1/2 cup cold water and stir in vinegar. Carefully crack egg into the water and make sure it is fully submerged.
  2. Microwave, uncovered for 45-55 seconds.
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Pasteurized equals peace of mind

Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized eggs taste great and are safe for all your favorite egg dishes! Davidson's gentle water bath pasteurization reduces the risk of Salmonella in eggs without changing the nutrition or flavor. In fact, Davidson's pasteurized eggs have earned the Seal of Approval for exceptional flavor and culinary performance from the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

The Raw Egg Risk

Davidson's eggs aren't just good for sunny-side up or poached eggs. Consider all the recipes that feature raw eggs, like eggnog, Caesar salad dressing, raw cookie dough, custard and more. Take homemade ice cream, for example. Over a four-year period, more than 500 illnesses in the US were traced to Salmonella bacteria in homemade ice cream, according to the CDC. The ingredient at fault? Raw or undercooked eggs.