How to poach multiple eggs in the oven: what is the method?

Introduction: Poaching Eggs in the Oven

Poached eggs are a delicious and healthy breakfast option that many people enjoy. Traditionally, poaching eggs involves simmering them in water. However, another method that has been gaining popularity in recent years is poaching eggs in the oven. This method requires less hands-on attention and allows you to cook multiple eggs at once, making it a great option for feeding a crowd.

Preparing Your Ingredients

Before you start poaching eggs in the oven, you’ll need to gather your ingredients. You’ll need eggs, water, and any seasonings or spices you want to add to your eggs. It’s important to use fresh eggs for the best results. You can also add other ingredients to your poached eggs, such as herbs, cheese, or vegetables.

Choosing the Right Equipment

To poach eggs in the oven, you’ll need a muffin tin or a baking dish that can hold several eggs. Silicone muffin cups work well because they’re non-stick and easy to clean. You’ll also need a pan or dish to hold water that will be placed under the muffin tin or baking dish to create steam.

Preheating the Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). This will ensure that your eggs cook evenly and the yolks stay runny.

Adding Water to the Pan

Fill a pan or dish with about an inch of water and place it on the bottom rack of your oven. The steam from the water will help cook the eggs evenly.

Cracking the Eggs into the Pan

Crack one egg into each muffin cup or space in the baking dish. Be careful not to break the yolks. You can also add other ingredients, such as herbs or cheese, to each cup at this point.

Adding Seasonings and Spices

Add any seasonings or spices you want to your eggs, such as salt, pepper, or paprika. You can also add grated cheese or chopped herbs.

Setting the Timer

Bake the eggs for 10-12 minutes, or until the whites are set and the yolks are still runny. Keep an eye on the eggs to ensure that they don’t overcook.

Checking for Doneness

To check if your eggs are done, gently shake the muffin tin or baking dish. If the whites are set and the yolks jiggle slightly, your eggs are done.

Removing the Eggs from the Oven

Remove the muffin tin or baking dish from the oven using oven mitts. Use a spoon or spatula to remove the eggs from the muffin cups or baking dish.

Serving Tips and Suggestions

Poached eggs are delicious on their own, but you can also serve them on top of toast, English muffins, or a bed of greens. Add some sliced avocado or roasted vegetables for a healthy and filling breakfast.

Conclusion: Perfectly Poached Eggs Every Time

Poaching eggs in the oven is a simple and easy method that allows you to cook multiple eggs at once. By following these steps, you’ll be able to achieve perfectly poached eggs every time. Experiment with different seasonings and toppings to create your own unique breakfast creations.

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Elise DeVoe

Elise is a seasoned food writer with seven years of experience. Her culinary journey began as Managing Editor at the College of Charleston for Spoon University, the ultimate resource for college foodies. After graduating, she launched her blog, Cookin’ with Booze, which has now transformed into captivating short-form videos on TikTok and Instagram, offering insider tips for savoring Charleston’s local cuisine.

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