How to Cook Sunny Eggs in the Microwave

by Beth Rifkin

Quickly fry an egg in the microwave.

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Eating breakfast can get both your mind and body on the right track by kicking your metabolism into gear and providing you with the nutrients needed for focus and concentration. Eggs can be part of a healthy breakfast, providing protein, potassium, phosphorus, folate and choline, as well as the B-complex vitamins and vitamins A and D. If time is sparse in the morning, you can cook an egg sunny side up in the microwave in under a minute.

Heat a microwave browning dish on high for 2 minutes.

Place 1/2 teaspoon butter or oil into the hot browning dish. Crack one egg into the dish.

Puncture the top of the yolk with a sharp knife so it doesn't explode during cooking.

Place the egg into the microwave and cook on high for 45 seconds. Check to make sure the egg white is solid and the yolk has set. Continue to cook in 10- to 15-second increments if needed; otherwise, remove the egg from the microwave. Allow the egg to cool for a minute and then serve.


  • Both the browning dish and the egg cooking time will need to be extended if you are cooking more than one egg. Warm the browning dish an additional minute for each egg, and figure on a cooking time of 45 seconds per egg.

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About the Author

Based on the west coast, Beth Rifkin specializes in business, food, cooking, family, lifestyle and health issues. Her work has appeared in numerous on and offline publications. Beth earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University.