Per Serving: $0.75
THIS idea. Genius.
My favorite egg? Poached. We normally eat scrambled eggs, since that’s Zac’s preference, but I’ve gotten super into poached eggs over the last year or so, and that is my method of choice. I’m not particularly good at it though. Everybody has tips. Use vinegar. Drain out the excess watery “white” part (nomnompaleo). Use a mason jar lid ring (pinchofyum). Swirl it with a spoon. So many options, and never enough patience to get them right. I did like the Pinch of Yum tip to use a mason jar lid, since it was pretty simple, but it left our eggies tasting a little metallic. And I was not into that. Solution? Silicone baking molds.
Food-grade silicone is the best gift science has given to kitchens. At least, that’s what I think right now after my morning date with gooey egg yolks. It’s versatile, and handles heat up to 500ºF. And the best part: you can cook so many eggs at a time, even in a little pot!
It might not be quite as beautiful as other methods, but sometimes beauty ain’t where it’s at, you know. YOU KNOW. Go ahead and make some toast, then smear it with grass-fed butter or top it it with cheese (or both!), then take 3.5 minutes to make one or two (or a dozen) poached eggs. Or you can whip up some sweet potato muffins and sauteed kale, and top everything with red pepper flakes and feta cheese. Eat and enjoy.
This method is equally awesome with mediterranean vegetables, chilaquiles, or black beans, salsa, and homemade corn tortillas. Poached eggs on all the things! Yes please and thank you.Print
- 2 eggs
- Tools needed: silicone baking molds (muffin cups)
- Fill a pot of water a few inches. Make it about 1/2 centimeter lower than your silicone cup. Bring it to a boil.
- Meanwhile, rub a little oil around the inside of the baking molds, then crack 1 egg into each. When the water is boiling, reduce it to a simmer, and slowly lower the silicone molds into the water. Cook for about 3-4 minutes. Remove and serve with salt, pepper, cheese, avocado, etc.
- Note: If you like your yolks a little less gooey, spoon some water onto the top of the egg and drain before serving.
- Cook Time: 4 mins
- Category: Breakfast, Tips, Eggs