Tiny Video: How to Make Poached Eggs in the Oven

published Feb 16, 2016
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Making a bunch of poached eggs for a brunch party may seem intimidating — especially if you’re cracking one egg at a time into a simmering pot of water. How do you ensure that each egg is hot and perfectly yolk-y in the middle? It takes a lot of patience and practice.

Lucky for you, there’s an easier way to get the job done. All you need is a muffin tin and your oven.

As you can see in the video, making poached eggs in the oven is surprisingly easy. The original tip said to put the eggs in the oven for up to 14 minutes, but we prefer a runnier egg and find that 12 minutes or less is the ideal time. Every oven is different, however, so I recommend trying this method with one egg first to get your ideal consistency.

Video by Rebecca Blumhagen & Christopher Broe for The Kitchn