How to Make Perfect Poached Eggs

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Up your egg game by learning how to poach them perfectly!

Who doesn’t love poached eggs? They’re incredibly tasty in salads, on toast, or slathered with Hollandaise sauce. If you always order poached eggs for brunch, but think they’re too tricky to make yourself, think again! Perfect poached eggs are easier than you think. Stick to these simple steps, and you’ll be able to cook yourself a fancy (and healthy) breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Turn your beautiful poached eggs into a meal by making Poached Eggs with Wilted Spinach on ToastRoasted Sweet Potatoes, Poached Eggs, & Avocado, or Egg and Tomato Feta Toast!

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How to Make Perfect Poached Eggs

Simple and delicious, you can't beat a perfectly poached egg for breakfast.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 2 people
Serving Size 1 poached egg
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 2 eggs large
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add 5 cups of water to a non-stick pan.
  • Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer.
  • Create a whirlpool by stirring the water in a circle with a whisk.
  • Crack the egg into a small bowl and carefully transfer the egg to the whirlpool.
  • Remove egg after 4 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1poached egg | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Diabetic-Friendly, Keto, Quick and Easy

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Do you want to up your egg game even more? Check out these 10 Surprising Ways to Eat Eggs!

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