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How to Use Silicone Egg Poachers

Updated June 13, 2017

Poaching eggs by simply dropping them in boiling water can leave boiled eggs messy. By dropping and removing whole eggs from boiling water, the yolk can easily break. Silicon egg poachers solve this problem by protecting eggs from the tumbling action of boiling water yet conducting the right amount of heat to boil them. They come in pod-like shapes and can give you poached eggs which are well done.

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  1. Boil water in a pot.

  2. Grease the inside of the silicone egg poacher lightly. This is done to make it easy to slide out the poached egg when it is done.

  3. Break an egg into the silicone egg poacher. Do this by cracking the shell and gently sliding the egg into the poacher so as not to break the yolk.

  4. Float the silicone egg poacher on the surface of the boiling water.

  5. Cover the pot and let it cook for six minutes.

  6. Remove the silicone egg poacher from the boiling water with a large slotted spoon.

  7. Remove the poached egg from the pod with a small spoon. This is done by running the spoon along the edge of the poacher.

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Things You'll Need

  • Pot
  • Water
  • Silicone egg poacher
  • Egg
  • Grease
  • Large slotted spoon
  • Small spoon

About the Author

Joe Lewis started writing professionally in 2010 for various websites. He holds a Master of Science in nutrition and dietetics.

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