How to Make Poached Eggs in the Oven

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Things You'll Need

  • Muffin pan

  • Cooking spray

  • Small saucepan

  • 1 1/4 cup water

  • Measuring spoon

  • 6 eggs

  • Knife

  • Spoon

  • 2 paper towels

  • Plate

Poached eggs are an ingredient in many recipes.

For such a simple little piece of food, preparation of an egg can be complex. Not only do you have all the different ways to prepare an egg, fried, scrambled, poached, and hard- and soft-boiled, you also have the variations within the classifications, like sunny-side up or wet scrambled eggs. A poached egg, often considered more of an advanced technique of cooking, is in truth quite simple to prepare.

Step 1

Turn an oven burner on high. Pour the water into the saucepan, place the saucepan on the burner and cover it. Wait for the water to boil.

Step 2

Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray the cups of the muffin pan lightly with cooking spray.

Step 3

Place 2 tbsp. of hot water into each cup in the muffin pan. Crack one egg into each cup.

Step 4

Bake for seven to nine minutes, depending on desired hardness. Remove the eggs from the cups by running a knife between the edge of the cup and the egg, and then spooning the egg out.

Step 5

Place the egg on a plate covered with a paper towel; dab the top of the egg with another paper towel to remove any excess water.