Make A Whole Batch Of Poached Eggs In Your Slow Cooker

Make a Whole Batch of Poached Eggs In Your Slow Cooker

If you're in charge of making breakfast for your whole household, here's the easiest way to poach a bunch of eggs at once. Photo by Stacy Spensley.

Whether you're getting the family ready for the day, or you feel like whipping up Eggs Benedict for your housemates, poaching a bunch of eggs at once isn't easy. If you have a few ramekins, however, Kelli Foster at The Kitchn suggests you put those and your slow cooker to good use and poach a whole batch of eggs at the same time:

Fill the slow cooker with six to eight cups of hot water — just enough so there's about a half-inch of water in the bowl. Cover the cooker with the lid, set the temperature to high, and heat for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, coat the inside of the oven-safe ramekins with a thin layer of cooking spray; you'll need a ramekin for each egg you plan to cook. Crack one egg into each prepared ramekin, and place the ramekins in the bowl of the slow cooker.

If you want runny yolks, cook them for about 15 minutes. If you want them to be a little harder, aim for 20 minutes. As Foster explains, these are technically "coddled" eggs, but the texture, flavour and appearance is basically the exact same as a poached egg.

This Is the Easiest Way to Make a Big Batched of Poached Eggs [The Kitchn]


    Seems like a very long winded way to poach eggs. A minimum of 45 minutes not including initial heating of the water. Would be way quicker just poach them in water normally.

      hahaha... exactly what I was thinking. I saw "heat for 30 minutes" and laughed.

      Ah, but if you used a timer to switch on the slow cooker before you woke up, it would be at the perfect temp as soon as you got out of bed. Plenty of slow cookers have timers already built in, too.

    i'm pretty sure they won't look like the picture if you cook them in ramekins. They will be circular hockey-puck looking eggs.

    Sure, it takes a long time, but it's a great hands-off way to cook a batch. Not gonna be worth it for one egg.

    hahaha... exactly what I was thinking. I saw "heat for 30 minutes" and laughed.

    You could also put the eggs in whole for the same time, and you'd end up with a batch of perfectly cooked soft boiled eggs.

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