The Easy And Efficient Way To Reheat A Poached Egg

For an egg-cellent start to your day, there are few things more satisfying than a perfectly poached egg. Whether you prefer them topped on toast, mixed in with a bowl of ramen, or as part of classic eggs Benedict, there's no denying that seeing the gooey golden yolk run out of a sliced poached egg is one of life's simplest pleasures. Even though poached eggs may seem a bit more complicated than your run-of-the-mill hard boiled variety, there's a fool-proof recipe for making them, and while these little pockets of protein may leave you stumped as to how to reheat them should they cool off before you're ready to serve, there's an easy method for that too.

Say you're preparing eggs Benedict for Sunday brunch, but you've run into some trouble. The Canadian bacon is ready and you nailed the technique for poaching eggs, but you still need to pop the English muffins in the oven and prepare the Hollandaise sauce! No one likes a cold egg, so in order to make sure your poached eggs are the perfect temperature to be served with everything else, just give them a quick bath in hot water before you're ready to eat.

Warm up your eggs in simmering water

You'll want to avoid using boiled water to reheat your poached eggs, as this will cook them past their prime, and chewy eggs are not what we're going for. Instead, to reheat the eggs while preserving their delicate texture, place them into water that's just barely simmering for about 30 seconds depending on how much they need to warm up. For instance, if the eggs have only cooled off a small amount, they will probably only need to be reheated for a few seconds. Also be sure to place the eggs into the water gently so that they don't break and ruin all your hard work.

Poaching eggs is definitely one of the more advanced ways to prepare the breakfast staple. Between trying to achieve the perfect texture and ensuring they don't fall apart in the process, there is a lot of room for error, but the final result will definitely be worth the effort. With a bit of practice and this new reheating technique under your belt, you'll become an egg-poaching pro in no time.