Cooking - Quick Poached Eggs

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Poached Eggs
I love a poached egg but I can never seem to cook them properly when I drop the eggs into hot water.  This is my cheater version of poached eggs.

4 oz mason jars
Start with a couple of 4 oz mason jars.  Spray them with non-stick cooking spray.

Spray with Non-Stick cooking Spray
Add eggs to the jars (one egg per jar).

Add eggs
Put enough water in the pan so that the water comes half way up the side of the jars.

Heat the water
Heat the water using low to medium heat.

Put the egg jars in the pan
Add the egg jars to the pan and put a lid on the pan.

Cook the eggs until they are as done as you like.

Test for doneness
Use a skewer or a knife to see if the eggs are done.  I wanted solid but not hard yolks so cooked these eggs on low heat for about 5 minutes.

Remove the eggs from the pan
 Remove the pan from the heat and remove the eggs from the pan.  Use a knife to loosen the side of the egg from the jar.

Loosen the eggs from the jars
I made egg salad, so the eggs got smashed!


The jars may rattle around in the pan if the water is boiling hard.  Lower the heat and leave the lid on the pan.  The eggs will still cook and there will be less noise.

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  1. This is a cool recipe. I am definitely going to give it a try. Well, I need some frozen party food ideas too for my daughter’s birthday bash. You know we will be hosting this party at her favorite kids’ party venue NYC. So please suggest some frozen party foods!