Poached Egg on Toast Perfect Every Time

Poached Egg on Toast: The Easy Way

Poached egg on toast is both satisfying and filling. Poaching eggs can be quite difficult but there is a knack to doing them right. Sometimes just the thought of making them can put anyone off. Basically it is a lot of faffing about and if it goes wrong then you have to start again because those yolks should be runny!

The easiest possible way to cook a poached egg is in the microwave! All you do is break an egg into a jug add a knob of butter, cover with clingfilm and microwave for one minute. It’s really that easy! When you add toast, mustard and a sprinkle of cheese, it is divine. If you’re short on time in the mornings then this is the perfect recipe for you!

Poached Egg on Toast

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Serving Size: 1

Poached Egg on Toast


  • 1 egg
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 1 slice multi-grain bread
  • 1 teaspoon multi grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon grated cheddar cheese


  1. Break an egg into a microwaveable jug, add a knob of butter and clingfilm.
  2. Pierce the clinfilm a few times with a cocktail stick
  3. Microwave for about a minute but keep checking to make sure it hasn't cooked too much
  4. Meanwhile toast the bread and when it's ready spread the mustard over the toast.
  5. Sprinkle with the cheese and top with the egg.
  6. Dollop some extra mustard on top too.
  7. Serve with a nice hot coffee
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