Easy and pretty poached eggs

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by d_rooster, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. d_rooster

    d_rooster Songster

    Mar 19, 2007
    North Augusta, SC
    I like poached eggs the best, but I've always hated those poaching pan things because they only hold a certain number of eggs and I find them hard to clean.

    I now poach my eggs using individual, heart-shaped silicone muffin cups (Wilton brand). I spray the cups with canola oil, before adding egg, salt and pepper. Then I float the cups in a large skillet of water with a lid and cook to everyone's preference. Daughter and wife like the yolks runny. I prefer mine just beyond runny. I can take theirs out of the pan first and leave mine in longer. The eggs pop out of the silicone muffin cups onto the breakfast plates so easily with no mess. The cups are also very easy to clean.

    I got my heart-shaped muffin cups around Valentine's Day in the craft department of a big chain discount store. I'm sure they work great for muffins, too, but I've only used them for making poached eggs. [​IMG]
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Nice idea...I love poached eggs too....
  3. GAhen

    GAhen Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    Carrollton GA
    How sweet.
    Ineed to try that!
  4. homecatmom

    homecatmom Songster

    I'll have to give that a try. I bought some egg coddlers with that type of idea in mind. They are a bear to clean out! I think they may go up on the "display" shelf never to be used again!

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