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How to Microwave a Fried Egg

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  • Author: Bobbie Morris


  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray or a small amount of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)


  1. Lightly coat a microwave-safe dish or mug with cooking spray or a small amount of butter or oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Crack the egg into the dish or mug.
  3. For even cooking, make sure both yolks and whites are evenly distributed before placing them in the microwave.
  4. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Place the dish or mug in the microwave.
  6. Microwave on high power for about 45 seconds to 1 minute, depending on your microwave’s wattage and how well-done you prefer your egg. Keep an eye on it to prevent overcooking.
  7. Carefully remove the dish or mug from the microwave using oven mitts or a kitchen towel, as it will be hot.


Cooking times may vary depending on the wattage of your microwave and personal preferences. Adjust the cooking time accordingly to achieve your desired level of doneness.