The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #143845   Message #3326984
Posted By: Charley Noble
22-Mar-12 - 08:51 AM
Thread Name: BS: poached eggs - the nitty gritty
Subject: RE: BS: poached eggs - the nitty gritty
Big Al-

I also have a similar set-up to yours, with the cups teflon coated. I also keep the eggs in the refrigerator. So our procedure is to lightly spray the cups with olive oil and add the eggs when the water is boiling, cover the pan and turn down the heat to a lazy boil, and run for 5 minutes, 47 seconds. That produces an egg which is still soft in the middle but fairly firm on the outside, the way we like it.

One caution about the Teflon coated cups: the Teflon coating tends to break down over time and its probably better for your health to have stainless steel or ceramic cups if you can find them, or sand off the remaining Teflon if it begins to flake off.

Charley Noble