A UK woman’s attempt to poach eggs using a viral TikTok hack backfired horribly after the experiment egg-sploded in her face, leaving her with ghastly burns.

What is the TikTok egg hack?

The TikTok egg hack emphasis that you can poach eggs with using a microwave! So if you don’t have access to a stove, or want to make in a microwave, it’s a pretty simple process.

The fiasco occurred on July 2 after the 25-year-old home cook cracked a raw egg into a cup of boiling water and placed the nosh in the microwave for 10 seconds. Conway didn’t think twice about the poorly hatched poaching method, which she had been utilizing for two years since it was just a quicker and easier way of doing.

I’ve literally burned my full face and my neck off, detailing her experience with the time-saving TikTok shortcut, in which online epicures allegedly poach eggs to runny perfection by sticking them in the microwave for 90 seconds.

Chantelle Conway

The TikTok video clearly delineates how to do it

You get a deep container of water a nice glass measuring cup will work just fine. You fill it with some water and put in a tablespoon of vinegar. Swirl said water and vinegar mixture, crack a fresh egg into it, and then place it into the microwave for a minute and 30 seconds.

Trouble is Chantelle Conway, a woman from the U.K. performed a modified version of the poached egg hack. The egg was placed in a cup of already boiling water and then microwaved for 10 seconds.

The quicker and easier way of doing the hack reportedly worked for the young mother for two years until she dipped a cold spoon into the water to extricate the egg. The reaction resulted in the scalding water shooting upward into her face and neck, immediately burning her skin.

It was the worst pain I’ve ever experienced in my life, and I’ve had two natural childbirths. I was home alone with her 18-month-old daughter. It felt like someone had a blowtorch on my face constantly, and I was convinced my whole face had burnt off. I’m coming to the end of it now, and my burnt skin is shedding off like a snake. I’m not in much pain now, but it’s very itchy, and the inside of my nose and lips are still very raw.

Chantelle Conway

Healthcare workers placed a jelly face mask on the young woman and treated her pain with morphine. She cautioned egg-loving hack of TikTok about making modifications to the microwave poached egg technique in a series of TikTok videos.

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