Making poached eggs does not have to be difficult. In fact, once we figured out how to make a perfectly poached egg with silicone cups I find myself making them all the time.
See how to poach an egg in a poacher when using silicone egg poacher cups. These easy egg poacher cups are small, convenient, and make the best poached eggs.
Never worry again about scooping poached eggs out of water, or the mess that comes with it. Then you can get creative with all different egg poacher recipes.
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Making Poached Eggs and What You Need
To make poached eggs with a silicone egg poacher you don’t need much. You will only need:
- avocado oil spray
- silicone egg cups
How to Make Poached Eggs with a Silicone Egg Poacher
Making poached eggs doesn’t require many things. Using an egg poacher cup makes your egg-poaching experiences so incredibly easy. These are the items that you will need:
First, you will need a large shallow pan. This is my favorite pan, it is a 12″ stone earth nonstick pan. You can find it online here: Stone Pan.
Avocado Cooking Spray. This is the one I like because it doesn’t have any chemicals or propellants added. I get it online here: avocado spray.
And, of course you will need eggs. I always like to use organic pasture raised eggs.
Lastly, egg poacher cups. These egg poacher cups are BPA free, food grade silicone, and come in a set of four. You can find them online here: egg cups.
To see a wide selection of egg poacher cups and pans make sure to check out this post Egg Poacher Cups and Pans for Perfectly Poached Eggs.
How to Poach an Egg in a Poacher: Making Poached Eggs/Cooking Process
First, you will need to fill your pan with approximately an inch of water. Make sure there is enough water to simmer long enough to cook the eggs and not evaporate during the process.
The silicone egg poachers should be able to sit in the water in the egg poaching pan without floating around.
Place your pan on the stovetop on medium to high heat and bring the later to a simmer. I do this just to get it going. Once the water beings to simmer you can reduce the heat.
Grab your egg poacher cups and spray them with your avocado oil and place them in the pan.
Next, crack your eggs into the poached egg cups. Do your best to not break the yolk.
As the simmering water heats you will start to see the eggs slowly cook as the outer edges turn white.
Once the water begins to simmer/boil you can lower the heat and cover the pan. My pan does not come with a lid, so I had to buy it separately here (lid).
Using a clear lid always helps, this way you can keep an eye on the eggs while they cook.
How Long To Poach Eggs in Silicone Cups
When it comes to cooking times for poaching eggs this comes down to preference. Do you prefer your egg yolk runny or cooked a bit? Once I put the lid on the pan I start a timer.
To keep the yolks on the runny side I find that 7 minutes is the ideal time to cook the poached eggs. Seven minutes should get your poached eggs to this level of poached/runny. The egg whites part is cooked with runny yolks.
If you prefer your yolks a bit more cooked, like my kids do then I would give it a bit longer. But no more than 10 minutes is necessary. Any more than 10 minutes and you will have something like hard boiled eggs. My kids prefer their yolks like this:
When making poached eggs the timing for how long to poach an egg is really up to you. Once you reach the desired cook time you can turn off the heat. You may have to give it a few tries until you find the perfect poaching time.
Next, we can remove the silicone egg poacher cups from the water.
Then remove the poached eggs from the silicone egg poachers. The avocado spray helps prevent the eggs from sticking in the poacher cups. To remove them I like to use a spoon, or small spatula, and gently loosen the egg from the cup.
Once the poached egg is loosened from the silicone poacher cups then you can either scoop the poached egg out or flip it right out of the cup itself. If you used a lot of spray oil, you may need to place the poached eggs on a paper towel to drain the excess moisture before plating.
I confess that in our house we refer to these as ‘boobie eggs’. 😛
I truly believe that egg poacher cups are the easiest way to make the best-poached egg. All of your egg is contained in the cup, and none gets lost floating in the water like with the traditional poaching method.
How to Clean the Best Egg Poacher Cups
To clean these silicone poacher cups I usually hand wash with hot soapy water, and then let them air dry before stacking them for easy storage.
What to Eat with Poached Eggs
Poached eggs on toast with avocado or guacamole is our favorite way to eat them.
You can also enjoy your poached eggs on top of sautéed veggies, or leftover air fried vegetables.
If you are super creative or talented in the kitchen you can even use your perfect poached egg to make Eggs Benedict with hollandaise sauce.
As far as poached egg calories, they will hold the number of calories listed on the egg carton. The calories actually vary based on the size of the egg. So if your large eggs are 70 calories each then your poached eggs are 70 calories each. If your jumbo eggs are 80 calories each then your poached eggs are 80 calories each, etc.
Don’t forget to check out these Egg Poacher Cups and Pans for Perfectly Poached Eggs.
Love eggs and all the ways to enjoy them? Here’s my easy method of making hard-boiled eggs in the Ninja Foodi pressure cooker: How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
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- Fill pan with 1" of water and heat to a simmer
- spray silicone egg poacher cups with avocado spray oil
- crack eggs into egg cups
- once water begins to boil reduce heat and cover
- cook on low heat for 7-10 minutes
- remove from heat
- scoop egg from cup and enjoy
Eat your poached eggs alone or serve with toast and avocado or sauteed vegetables.
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Egg Poacher – COZILIFE Silicone Egg Poaching Cups with Ring Standers, For Microwave or Stovetop Egg Cooking, Kraft Box Packing, BPA Free, Pack of 4
Pompeian Avocado Oil Cooking Spray - 5 Ounce
12" Stone Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri, with 100% APEO & PFOA-Free Stone-Derived Non-Stick Coating from Germany
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 370mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 12g
nutritional values are estimates and may vary depending on products/ingredients used.
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