Making poached eggs does not have to be difficult. In fact, once we figured out how to make the best poached eggs with egg poacher cups I find myself making them all the time.
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Easy Poached Eggs
What You Will Need (Full Printable Recipe Available Below)
- 2 eggs
- avocado oil spray
- silicone egg cups
Along with eating clean and trying to keep my family eating healthy I also see a nutritionist. To make a long story short he runs a full blood panel and can see where my body is lacking things or has an abundance etc. Then we take this info and use food as a sort of medicine to address any issues. For example, my thyroid is a mess, my glutamine is extremely low, and my hormones are a mess. To keep it simple, my current diet now includes more cashews and less almonds. More pork, and less chicken. No wheat, gluten, dairy, soy or refined sugars.
Clean Eating Basic
Continuing on, and rewinding at the same time – I mention that this is a clean eating recipe because I am all about eating healthy and clean eating. If you are new to a clean eating way of life then you need to check out Everything You Need to Know about a Clean Eating Diet. You can also see how I lost 50 lbs and am keeping it off by following a clean eating diet here: How I Lost 50 Lbs Clean Eating. I tend to try different things and mix different flavors to keep meals healthy and tasty.
How to Make Poached Eggs
Making poached eggs doesn’t require many things. All we need are:
1. A pan. This is my favorite pan, it is a 12″ stone earth non stick pan. You can find it online here: Stone Pan.
2. Avocado Spray. This is the one I like because its doesn’t have any chemicals or propellants added. I get it online here: avocado spray.
4. And of course egg poacher cups. These egg poacher cups are silicone and come in a set of four. You can find them online here: egg cups.
Making Poached Eggs
First you will need to fill your pan with approximately an inch of water. Place your pan on the stove top on medium to high heat. I do this just to get it going. 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.
As the 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).
How Long To Cook Poached Eggs
When it comes down to timing and how long to poach an egg this also comes down to preference. Do you prefer your yolks 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:
If you prefer your yolks a bit more cooked, like my kids do then I would give it a bit longer. But no more then 10 minutes is necessary. My kids prefer their yolks like this:
When making poached eggs the timing is really up to you. Once you reach the desired cook time you can turn off the heat.
Next we can remove the silicone egg poacher cups from the water. The avocado spray helps prevent the eggs from sticking in the cup. To remove them I like to use a spoon and gently loosen the egg from the cup.
Once the 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. 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 water. Plus the silicone poacher cups can go in the dishwater for easy clean up.
What to Eat with Poached Eggs
Poached eggs on toast with avocado or guacamole is one way to eat them.
You can also enjoy your poached eggs atop sautéed veggies.
As far as poached egg calories, they will hold the amount of calories listed on the egg carton. 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.
- Fill pan with 1" of water and heat
- 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.