Poach Eggs Perfectly In A Mason Jar

Poach Eggs Perfectly in a Mason Jar

Poaching is one of the trickier ways to cook eggs, if you care about keeping a round shape or making several at once. Here's a shortcut: Use a mini mason jar to hold the egg.

Tracy of the Tracy, Cooks blog shows us how simple this is. Crack the egg into the jar and put it in a pot of boiling water (enough to cover the bottom three quarters of the jar). After about eight minutes, carefully remove the jar. (You can do it without the lid if you're concerned about the sealed jar exploding.)

One great benefit to this is you can easily see how cooked the eggs are and adjust the timing accordingly. Plus, you might feel better cooking in glass than with an aluminium can.

Technically, the egg is coddled rather than poached, because it's in a container — but the results turn out roughly the same.

Perfectly Poached Eggs (for 1 or more than 1) [Tracy, Cooks]


    I don't know what a mason jar is. Apparently it's some kind of thing used to preserve food -- so, an airtight glass jar, I guess. It's this kind of tiny cultural difference that sometimes throws me. Anyway, no big.

    Last edited 16/07/14 8:58 am

    That egg yolk is quite yellow. Is that an American thing?

      Could be a farm fresh egg- depending on the chicken's diet, the yolk can change colour.

      Ours on the farm were quite orange-yolked

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