‘Onsen Tamago’ is a traditional Japanese low temperature Egg which is originally slow-cooked in the water of ‘Onsen’ (hot springs). What is ‘OnsenTamago’ (Wikipedia)
I cook ‘Onsen Tamago’ in the microwave. The result is similar to ‘Poached Egg’ but the yolk is cooked more than white just like ‘Onsen Tamago’. The best thing of this method is time. It takes less than 1 minute.
1 Onsen Tamago
1 tablespoon Water
- Place about 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl. Carefully place an Egg in the water.
- Just in case of an accident, it is a good idea to cover the bowl with a small plate or paper towel.
- Cook in the microwave at 500-600W for 50 to 60 seconds.
- *Note: Every microwave is different. Cooking time depends on the power, the size of the Egg and the temperature of the Egg and Water. Find out your best setting and timing.
I made ” Onsen” eggs often.
I made it on the stove ( electric).
A small pot with water. Be sure it have about 60°C. ( get the egg out from the fridge before)
Then you can get it in the water. (more than one)
I was always happy with the eggs then.
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I have never made real Onsen Tamago in the proper way as Onsen Tamago are available from many stores in Japan. It takes 60 minutes in 60℃ water? I will try it one day. Thank you for posting the comment.
What happens if I don’t have a microwave? How do you suggest I cook the egg? Poach it? Thank you! I love your recipes!
‘Onsen Tamago’ can be cooked by leaving eggs in the hot water at the temperature about 68℃ for 30 minutes. At this temperature, egg yolk is cooked but egg white would be only half-cooked. However, it could be challenging to keep the temperature. Cooking time depends on the temperature of eggs.