Perfect poached eggs recipe (use sandwich bags!)

This perfect poached eggs recipe makes getting poached eggs right almost idiot proof – even we managed it!

Here’s the easy, complete cheat way to make poached eggs every time with the sandwich bags trick.


To make 1 serving

  • Sandwich bag 1
  • OilJust a drop
  • Egg 1
  • Muffin/breadTo serve

How to make Perfect poached eggs:

  1. Heat a pan of water until just about boiling
  2. Grab a sandwich bag and put into the bottom a small bit of olive oil, close the bag and rub with your fingers to smother the oil around the bottom of the bag – this is to make it easier to remove the egg later. Alternatively, give it a spray or two of 1kal frylight.
  3. Place the bag over a bowl or ramekin and crack an egg into it.
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  5. Remove the the bag from the bowl and tie up – you can use pretty much anything from a simple knot to a sandwich bag tie, or even a hair clip.
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  7. Place the bag in the water and cook for 3 and half to 4 and half minutes, depending on how firm you like your egg.
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  9. Meanwhile, toast the bread or muffin or otherwise prepare whatever you’re eating with your egg.
  10. Remove the bag and cut off the top under the knot/tie/hair clip/whatever with a pair of scissors.
  11. Then just tip the egg from the bag and onto the toast and enjoy!
  12. Here we’ve served our poached egg on toast with some hollandaise sauce.
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