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Old 04-12-2016, 01:30 PM   #51
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Caslon, wondering why you covered the dish in cling wrap? Nobody else who's been successful has used cling wrap, and that wasn't suggested in the video. Was the yolk covered in water?

Oh, sorry. My bad. I got messed up and covered the dish with cling wrap.
I'm trying to get a poached egg to be like a soft boiled egg. but the two are different.
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:41 PM   #52
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I tried again today with two eggs in a dish with a full cup of water. I microwaved it for two minutes. That was too much. The yolks were not runny.
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:51 PM   #53
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I tried again today with two eggs in a dish with a full cup of water. I microwaved it for two minutes. That was too much. The yolks were not runny.
I have limited success also with the two eggs Andy. For my micro, 75 seconds seems to be right with me, and the yolks are still runny with the whites firm.
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:29 PM   #54
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I must have a less powerful microwave. One egg takes a minute. I did two eggs for 90 seconds and they weren't done so I did 30 seconds more. I should have done just 15 seconds.
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:32 PM   #55
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Locally sourced organic plastic wrap? That's a joke, right?
I was also thinking "WTF is locally sourced organic plastic wrap?" Would that be plastic wrap made with pure crude oil from your neighborhood oil well?
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:55 PM   #56
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I was also thinking "WTF is locally sourced organic plastic wrap?" Would that be plastic wrap made with pure crude oil from your neighborhood oil well?
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:48 PM   #57
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I was also thinking "WTF is locally sourced organic plastic wrap?" Would that be plastic wrap made with pure crude oil from your neighborhood oil well?
No, silly. It's the biodegradable, edible plastic-like wrap created by the Japanese from the shells of shrimp. But I don't know of any local manufactures, and that organic part, and the local part, those will be hard to find in most land-locked places.

Yes there really is a biodegradable and edible food wrap made from shrimp shells, by the Japanese. I applaud the effort, and success.

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Old 04-12-2016, 05:11 PM   #58
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I must have a less powerful microwave. One egg takes a minute. I did two eggs for 90 seconds and they weren't done so I did 30 seconds more. I should have done just 15 seconds.
My microwave is just a little 700 watt. I didn't mention this before but the first time I tried this, one egg set for a minute exploded at 58 seconds. What a mess. 55 seconds worked perfectly the second time.

I haven't tried 2 eggs at a time yet - I'll give it a try based on your results, Andy.
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:34 PM   #59
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Both videos makes the poached egg look almost like a soft boiled egg, which is what I was hoping for. I'll keep trying, I got a new carton of eggs.

I might even try the video method I posted where you wrap the egg up and drop it into boiling water, as long as I get the desired results. Both videos, they get the poached egg to almost look soft boiled without having to peel off the shell. It looks delicious. I'll get it right, by golly...in the name of my corned beef hash! I have the same Pyrex bowls used in the video.
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I must have a less powerful microwave. One egg takes a minute. I did two eggs for 90 seconds and they weren't done so I did 30 seconds more. I should have done just 15 seconds.
My new over the stove microwave says it 1,000W
45 seconds is good for one egg, and 75 seconds for two.
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