Add 1 teaspoon water to a microwave-safe bowl. Make sure the water is distributed evenly over the bottom of the bowl.
Crack an egg into the bowl from Step 1, and poke a hole in the egg yolk with a fork or toothpick. Cover with a microwave-safe lid or cling wrap and microwave for 30 seconds (timing may vary depending on the power of your appliance).
Microwave for another 30 seconds. It will make a popping sound after about 10 to 15 seconds. This is a sign that the egg is done! The yolk is still nice and runny and soft.
For those of you who like well cooked yolks, keep microwaving in 10 second increments while checking on the egg.
This is how it will turn out if you do not pop the bubbles on the egg before microwaving it.
This is the bowl I always use. It is about 14 cm in diameter and 5 cm deep; this dish yields a fried egg that is a little less than 10 cm in diameter.
This is the microwave-safe lid I use. You can also use plastic wrap.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is a convenient way of preparing a sunny-side-up if you're just planning on having one by yourself.
The cooking time will vary according to the size of the dish, temperature of the eggs, and the strength of your microwave. I use a 500W microwave, and eggs straight from the fridge.