Poached Egg In a Minute!

I love poached eggs. They’re so versatile and easy to make, not to mention delicious. This recipe is my go-to for a quick and healthy breakfast or snack.

Poached Egg

Prep Time

2 mins

Cook Time

3 mins

Total Time

5 mins


1 serving

Poached Egg


  • 1 large egg, straight from the refrigerator (see recipe note)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt and pepper


  • Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a gentle boil.
  • Carefully crack an egg into the water and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 3 minutes, or until the egg white is set and the yolk is cooked to your liking.
  • Remove the egg from the water using a slotted spoon and Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 egg
  • Calories: 74
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 186 mg
  • Sodium: 62 mg
  • Potassium: 63 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 0.4 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugar :0.4g

How long to poach an egg for

If you’re wondering how long to poach an egg for, the answer is 4 minutes. This cooking time will give you a perfectly cooked poached egg every time. Simply bring a pot of water to a gentle simmer and then slip your eggs into the water. Cook for 4 minutes and then remove with a slotted spoon. Serve immediately or store in ice water until ready to eat.

What are two ways to poach an egg

There are 2 ways to poach an egg:

  • Crack a large egg into a small bowl
  • Stir vigorously to create a spinning vortex

How to make poached eggs

  • Fill a pan with water and bring it to a gentle simmer.
  • Carefully crack the eggs into the water.
  • Put a lid on the pan and cook for 3 minutes, or until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked to your liking.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs from the pan and drain them on some kitchen paper before serving immediately.
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