How to make it

  • I use a plastic, microwave egg poacher, but a round-bottom tea cup or 6 oz custard container works equally well.
  • Split the hamburger bun and put it in your toaster to begin toasting. The eggs will be done by the time it pops.
  • Place 1 tsp balsamic vinegar into each cup. Break an egg in on top of the vinegar base. Place in the center of the microwave and heat on high for 20 seconds. Let the eggs stand for a few seconds, then heat again for 18 seconds. Let stand, then heat a final time for 16 seconds. The key here is to halt the cooking process and prevent the yolk from rupturing or exploding. You might try puncturing the yolk with a toothpick if this happens to you. The actual cooking times will vary with the power of your particular microwave. These times were determined by trial-and-error for mine.
  • In addition to providing a tart flavoring to the eggs, the vinegar helps to stablize the white and speed the cooking process.
  • Remove the poacher and using a spoon, lay each egg over one half piece of toasted, buttered hamburger bun. (I prefer hamburger buns because of their sweet taste)
  • OK, now that you've gotten down the basics of microwave poaching, get creative. This is only the beginning....

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  • rottman 12 years ago
    Thank you Chefmeow. No, it doesn't get any easier than this. But it's surprising how much flavor you can add to an egg by simply cooking it in balsamic vinegar. I don'e believe you can do this by water poaching, but I haven't tried.
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    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Can't get any easier than this and it sounds so good. Love balsamic vinegar. Great post my friend.
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