The May edition of Bon Appetit spilled a big secret, if you ask me. Ever see those experts on Top Chef go home because their poached egg isn't right? Mary-Frances Heck said she learned the microwave trick working the line at Jasper White's Summer Shack in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She made poached eggs to order in the microwave. Want to know how?
Fill a 1 cup microwaveable bowl or teacup with 1/2 cup water. Gently crack an egg into the water,making sure it's completely submerged. Cover with a saucer and microwave on high for about 1 minute or until the white is set but the yolk is still runny. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the egg to the plate.