Fried Eggs in 2 Minutes – Microwave Quick Fix Recipe

This recipe will reveal how to cook a microwave fried egg. It’s the best alternative to frying an egg without actually frying it. This is a simple recipe, and it only takes about two minutes. Since there’s no frying pan involved, this recipe alternative will cut down on the amount of noxious oil used and the oil spreading all over your cooker. 

Please remember – Before you go ahead and begin cooking the fried egg in your microwave, remember the following:

When cooking eggs in the microwave, always penetrate the raw egg to break its skin a couple of times and enclose it with a paper towel. I discovered a week ago that if this step is jumped, microwave eggs become rather egg-cited and will end up splattering themselves all over the inside of the microwave.

Follow the steps below for Microwave Fried Eggs Recipe:


  • Microwave safe cup or bowl.
  • A sheet of paper towel
  • One fresh egg
  • 1 Tbsp. of cooking oil (any type is acceptable)


  1. Roll the oil around in the bowl
  2. Break the egg into the bowl and crack the yolk (you can also add pepper, a little salt, tomato sauce, or other enhancements during this time.
  3. Cover with a kitchen towel. (It is imperative to break the yolk and shell as intact eggs will sadly pop like a balloon when microwaved for even 30 seconds)
  4. Keep in the microwave oven on full power for 70 seconds.
  5. Stand for around 60 seconds more to allow the microwave fried egg to cool down. 

Serving the Microwave Fried Eggs:

To serve, place the fried egg onto a nice buttered bed of toast, perhaps with some microwave bacon (crispy). If, for any reason, you didn’t mix any sauce before you began cooking, then now’s the chance to do so. I like to add two spoons of tomato ketchup, or a few hot pepper sauce drops to jazz it up some.

Few Tips to follow to perfect this recipe:

  • If your fried egg after 70 seconds in a microwave is too soft for your taste, add another 10 seconds to cooking. Please don’t overdo it, though, because it will end up looking like something which could only be deemed fit for the bin.
  • If you prefer a lighter yolk in your microwave fried egg, reduce the cooking time to no less than 45 seconds unless you’re trying to prepare a slightly warm raw egg recipe. I do not advise this due to the danger of food poisoning.

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