Poached Eggs
By :This Old Gal
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Votes: 17
Rating: 3.71
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Duration less than 15 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Eggs
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings
3 servings
Ingredients
  • Coconut Oil for greasing tray
  • 6 large eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons salted butter
Tools
  • 1 2.3 ounces Silicone "Egg Bites" Mold
  • OR
  • 6 Egg Poacher Cups
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Duration less than 15 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Eggs
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings
3 servings
Ingredients
  • Coconut Oil for greasing tray
  • 6 large eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons salted butter
Tools
  • 1 2.3 ounces Silicone "Egg Bites" Mold
  • OR
  • 6 Egg Poacher Cups
Votes: 17
Rating: 3.71
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Very lightly grease the 6 wells of the egg bites tray (leaving the center well empty) or 6 egg poacher cups.
  2. Crack an egg in each of the greased wells (or egg poacher cups). Sprinkle on salt and pepper. If using the egg bites tray and butter, place butter in center well. Cover the tray if using butter, otherwise, do not cover the tray or the egg poacher cups.
  3. Add 2 cups of water to pressure cooker cooking pot and place in a trivet. Place covered egg bite tray on top of trivet. [If using egg poacher cups, just use 1 cup water and do not cover.]
  4. Lock on lid and close pressure valve. Cook at high pressure for 1 minute. When beep sounds, wait 1 minute and then release the rest of the pressure.
  5. Remove egg bites tray or egg cups. Use a basting brush, brush butter on toast or English muffin. Use a spoon to remove poached egg from wells and place on top of buttered toast. If using egg poacher cups, turn each cup over on top of buttered toast.
27 replies
  1. Shewter
    Shewter says:

    I found the whites too runny with these times. Will try 3 minutes with immediate steam release next time, which is a little over 1/2 the time I use with egg cups in boiling water.

  2. Cgrace
    Cgrace says:

    I did one egg and i prefer my poached eggs with slightly runny yokes. Will program less time for future poached eggs.

  3. KellyMarieThomas
    KellyMarieThomas says:

    One minute was NOT cooked. At all. Im experimenting now by puting it back in for 2 more minutes but who knows what that will do with the pressurizing

  4. Gino
    Gino says:

    Very interesting and a great photo.
    Take 2,4,6 custard cups. Add 1 tsp watwe and 1 tsp butter to each cup. Break an egg into each cup. Peirce each yolk with thin sharp skewer. Cover each cup with plastic wrap.
    Depending your microwave’s wattage, cook 2 eggs for about 45 seconds, 4 cups for 60 seconds and 6 cups for 70 seconds.
    If the eggs are too soft add a few seconds more.
    If you have your warm buttered muffins ready e
    With your bacon and sauce, you can prepare the jeggs in 5 min.

  5. FredG
    FredG says:

    I think you should revise your recipe for the silicon egg cups for 2 minutes of pressure, Instead of one

  6. Alejandro Sanabria
    Alejandro Sanabria says:

    I had to cook for 2 minutes, because 1 minute is not enough. With two minutes they were perfect.

  7. NiagaraLea
    NiagaraLea says:

    I used the silicone egg tray and 1 minute was not nearly enough. I cooked 4 eggs and after the 1:1, I had to put it back on for another 1 minute high pressure and then quick released… they were only slightly soft, mostly hard. Next time I will do 2 mins HP, and 1 min NR.

  8. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Chefinct,

    The recipe has technically a cooking time of two minutes, 1 minute timed and 1 minute under pressure before releasing. The time it remains under pressure after cooking time is complete is really important as it is still cooking.

  9. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Alejandro,

    Did you wait 1 minute after the cooking time was complete before releasing pressure? With pressure cookers, food will still be cooking while the unit is pressurized.

  10. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    No, the oil creates the non stick as it doesn’t mix. Water will be absorbed and mixed into the eggs and will stick.

  11. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Yolbolsun,

    Yes you can. You could do it after cooking using a bowl over the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker using the leftover steam. Another way is simply steam the poached eggs with the lid off and while steaming, make Hollandaise sauce.

  12. ChiliFr34k
    ChiliFr34k says:

    1 minute is not enough time. Egg whites were still clear. This needed at least 2 minutes to poach

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