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Poached Eggs - REVAMPED! ???

SuperDan Avatar
6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
Right, this is a bit of a weird one.....

Basically - If anyone is a fan of poached eggs, i recommend that you poach them in cling film!

Somebody told me to do this a long time ago, and i've done it ever since! Once you've mastered it you can get the eggs to come out perfect, and they aren't all watery like they are when you do it normally.

I've been having this debate with someone in my flat - they think its weird (and they're probably right) but i think its a really good idea and it MASSIVELY increases the tastieness of my breakfast!

METHOD:
1) Pull cling film over a mug, so that it hangs down into the mug enough to comfortably accommodate the volume of a cracked egg.
2) Crack your egg into the cling-film (in the mug)
3) Tie the cling-film so that you have a water-bomb like egg, and poach in a pan of water for a couple of minutes as normal
4) Fish it out, carefully unwrap it without burning yourself, and enjoy (recommended with toast =] lol )

Advantages:
1) Many eggs can be poached in one pan at the same time without mixing together,
2) Your eggs will not be watery in taste,
3) Your eggs will not be misshapen and broken.

Please respond honestly, i post this in an effort to find out whether i'm really weird or whether this is, in fact, the future of poaching eggs!

Thanks for reading! =]
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
You could just buy a egg poacher!
#2
Goonieman
You could just buy a egg poacher!


lol, amazing.

The number of conversations i've had on this topic recently and no-one has ever said that! :oops:

Still, this all about the sense of achievement!
#3
never tried it but have had them made like that and brought to me when i was in hospital long ago (in a food flask with beans etc.mmm). Keeps em going all wet n mushy as you say. Might have to try this meself tomorrow infact!
1 Like #4
I like a poached egg and i like a sense of achievement when overcoming a conundrum but seriously, buy some of these.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fusion-Brands-Poachpod-Two-Pack-Silicone/dp/B000P6FD3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1275779273&sr=1-1

:-D:thumbsup:
#5
Goonieman
I like a poached egg and i like a sense of achievement when overcoming a conundrum but seriously, buy some of these.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fusion-Brands-Poachpod-Two-Pack-Silicone/dp/B000P6FD3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1275779273&sr=1-1

:-D:thumbsup:


lol, but they're green and horrible...... :cry:
#6
You don't have to eat them you know!
#7
do the eggs have wrinkles in them from where the clingfilm was?
#8
stephen4X
never tried it but have had them made like that and brought to me when i was in hospital long ago (in a food flask with beans etc.mmm). Keeps em going all wet n mushy as you say. Might have to try this meself tomorrow infact!


:thumbsup:
Woop woop =] let me know how it goes...monitor it very carefully because they are incredibly easy to overdo and then all your effort struggling with the clingfilm will have been in vain!
#9
fern37
do the eggs have wrinkles in them from where the clingfilm was?


uhmm.... i dont think so.... the cling film i buy is normally fairly flat :?... It'll come out all condensed and ball-shaped, but i wouldn't say wrinkly! The test is in the taste!
#10
Goonieman
You don't have to eat them you know!


But come on! They'd have to live in my kitchen! I'm sorry but:
1) I don't have six quid! I'm a student!
and 2) They just wouldn't go with the wallpaper and decor in my kitchen :w00t:
#11
SuperDan
uhmm.... i dont think so.... the cling film i buy is normally fairly flat :?... It'll come out all condensed and ball-shaped, but i wouldn't say wrinkly! The test is in the taste!


I meant..when the egg set, did it stick to the cling film in nooks and crannies...I know what I mean!! lol
#12
How long for a firm white, but runny yolk?
#13
OP has GSOH :)
#14
I'm not a great fan of poached eggs but hubby likes them and does them in a similar way to Delia except in a saucepan. Very effective!
http://www.deliaonline.com/how-to-cook/eggs/how-to-poach-an-egg.html
#15
Benodet
How long for a firm white, but runny yolk?


i dunno, i just kind of improvise! a couple of minutes? just give it a poke, and when u think its ready get it out asap because it will keep cooking while its in the cling film!

fern37
I meant..when the egg set, did it stick to the cling film in nooks and crannies...I know what I mean!! lol


It sometimes clings a little and can be difficult to get out, it sometimes falls out perfectly without wasting any, i haven't quite worked out what causes the variation, i think if you time it perfectly so that its cooked but still has plenty of moisture in it then it doesn't stick. It could well take a couple of attempts to actually do this successfully. But when you do, it'll be worth it! ...hopefully! :whistling:
#16
chesso
I'm not a great fan of poached eggs but hubby likes them and does them in a similar way to Delia except in a saucepan. Very effective!
http://www.deliaonline.com/how-to-cook/eggs/how-to-poach-an-egg.html


I just can't picture Delia saying 'wodge'!! lol

So no stirring the water like they show sometimes or adding vinegar?
#17
fern37
I just can't picture Delia saying 'wodge'!! lol

So no stirring the water like they show sometimes or adding vinegar?


Definitely no stirring - the white all spreads out.

Vinegar would speed up the coagulation of the white but affects the taste.

I think people from East Aglia say 'wodge' all the time.:giggle:
#18
chesso
Definitely no stirring - the white all spreads out.

Vinegar would speed up the coagulation of the white but affects the taste.

I think people from East Aglia say 'wodge' all the time.:giggle:


Delia comes across as prim....that's why I can't see her using the word wodge! lol
#19
fern37
Delia comes across as prim....that's why I can't see her using the word wodge! lol

I guess you've never seen her on the telly when she's supporting Norwich City then.:-D
There must be a youtube.
#20
chesso
I guess you've never seen her on the telly when she's supporting Norwich City then.:-D
There must be a youtube.


I have heard other things about her and that football team of hers!! :whistling::w00t: But she has a tv personality that is prim and school marmish then she has her footie face that is all common
#21
fern37
I have heard other things about her and that football team of hers!! :whistling::w00t: But she has a tv personality that is prim and school marmish then she has her footie face that is all common

School marmish :w00t:

She can cook eggs though!

That's it from me. :)
#22
chesso
School marmish :w00t:

She can cook eggs though!

That's it from me. :)


Night chesso.....wish i could cook like her! :w00t:
#23
Good idea as long as u dont give the eggs to any blokes in your house. Studies done show clingfilm usage can damage male fertility,seriously.
Must be worse if u put egg directly into contact with heated clingfilm and its chemicals. Watch ur nads:-D
#24
hooray henry
Good idea as long as u dont give the eggs to any blokes in your house. Studies done show clingfilm usage can damage male fertility,seriously.
Must be worse if u put egg directly into contact with heated clingfilm and its chemicals. Watch ur nads:-D


they shouldn't wrap so tightly round their member then!!....:whistling::p:w00t:
#25
Why are they called poached ?
banned#26
Might just as well keep them in their shells and boil for 4 mins to get the same result lol

Benodet;8770498
How long for a firm white, but runny yolk?

turn heat off COMLETELY once pan is boiling (I add white vinegar and salt to bind the egg)

Crack egg into centre of pan

Cover pan and wait 4 minutes (with heat OFF).

poached egg - DONE! :-D
banned#27
hooray henry;8770610
Good idea as long as u dont give the eggs to any blokes in your house. Studies done show clingfilm usage can damage male fertility,seriously.
Must be worse if u put egg directly into contact with heated clingfilm and its chemicals. Watch ur nads:-D

good point - most clingfilm have warnings to not touch food when being heated.
#28
Dam ! haven't got any clingfilm... will a Durex do ?
#29
Well, I just tried this, but I couldn't tie up the cling film, so was back to just dunking the eggs into the pan of water :-S

BTW I have found that for a perfect runny yolk/firm white, 1 minute 40 seconds plus buttering toast time is the optimum cooking time!
#30
Trogglescow
Well, I just tried this, but I couldn't tie up the cling film, so was back to just dunking the eggs into the pan of water :-S

BTW I have found that for a perfect runny yolk/firm white, 1 minute 40 seconds plus buttering toast time is the optimum cooking time!


Just twist it round a few times (not to tight though) then put approx 40mm of water in the pan, worked great for me I made 5 in one go this morning ! no pan or slotted spoon to clean either.
1 Like #31
zermattbusby
Just twist it round a few times (not to tight though) then put approx 40mm of water in the pan, worked great for me I made 5 in one go this morning ! no pan or slotted spoon to clean either.


:thumbsup: wooohoo, i knew it was a good idea really! =]
banned#32
mumbojumbo;8772705
Boil kettle
Fill a teacup with boiled water - one of those squat shaped ones from Ikea
Pour out 2/3 (the water warms the cup)
Crack in egg
30 secs in microwave
Take out and leave a minute to finish cooking
Lift out onto hot buttered toast :thumbsup:

surely a mickey cooks from the inside so the yolk would cook first :?
banned#33
SuperDan;8772717
:thumbsup: wooohoo, i knew it was a good idea really! =]

fine if u dont ever want kids ;-):p
#34
csiman
fine if u dont ever want kids ;-):p


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–noun
[/COLOR]
1. Informal. a child or young person. [SIZE="2"]Loud, Expensive, Small, Irritating..etc......[/SIZE]
2. (used as a familiar form of address.) [SIZE="2"]I dont even know what this means[/SIZE]
3. a young goat. [SIZE="2"]could be cool i guess [/SIZE]
4. leather made from the skin of a kid or goat, used in making shoes and gloves. [SIZE="2"]yuck.[/SIZE]
5. a glove made from this leather. [SIZE="2"]Again, goat glove = yuck....[/SIZE]

So yeah, although i think having kids (as defined by no.3) would be quite cool, im sure the novelty would wear off quickly. Think I'll stick to my cling-film and awesome eggs for the time being =] ;-)
banned#35
SuperDan;8774869
[COLOR=Red]kid1   [kid] Show IPA noun, verb,kid·ded, kid·ding, adjective
–noun
[/COLOR]
1. Informal. a child or young person. [SIZE=2]Loud, Expensive, Small, Irritating..etc......[/SIZE]
2. (used as a familiar form of address.) [SIZE=2]I dont even know what this means[/SIZE]
3. a young goat. [SIZE=2]could be cool i guess [/SIZE]
4. leather made from the skin of a kid or goat, used in making shoes and gloves. [SIZE=2]yuck.[/SIZE]
5. a glove made from this leather. [SIZE=2]Again, goat glove = yuck....[/SIZE]

So yeah, although i think having kids (as defined by no.3) would be quite cool, im sure the novelty would wear off quickly. Think I'll stick to my cling-film and awesome eggs for the time being =] ;-)

get this man a stage fast

NOT! :p
banned#36
Goonieman;8770444
I like a poached egg and i like a sense of achievement when overcoming a conundrum but seriously, buy some of these.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fusion-Brands-Poachpod-Two-Pack-Silicone/dp/B000P6FD3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1275779273&sr=1-1

:-D:thumbsup:

cheers - going to get some as reviews look eggcellent :oops:
#37
why are there no egg haters in this thread

i hate eggs they're horrible, how can you revamp something that tastes awful XD
#38
csiman
get this man a stage fast

NOT! :p


Haha, you can talk ¬_¬ :
csiman
cheers - going to get some as reviews look [COLOR="Red"]eggcellent[/COLOR] :oops:


Seriously though, you're right, for the reviews they seem like a cracking deal :w00t:

....I'll get my coat :-(
banned#39
SuperDan;8777704
Haha, you can talk ¬_¬ :


Seriously though, you're right, for the reviews they seem like a cracking deal :w00t:

....I'll get my coat :-(

eggsactly, look eggtremely good to me. Bought 2 poachpods from ebay for £3 delivered so already eggcited about trying them. ;-)
#40
Been cooking my eggs in cling film for a while now, the other thing I like about this method is you can crack the egg into the clingfilm lined cup, add some salt and pepper and THEN twist the clingfilm and cook, viola a seasoned poached egg :)
(Will have to check my cling film tonight to see if it has a warning about not letting it touch the food, re fertility. If it doesn't then I'm off to get some that does, I've got 2 kids already, so great poached eggs and contraception in one meal sounds ideal! - lol)

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