Kittencal's Perfect Poached Eggs

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"The egg amount may be increaded but don't omit the milk, that's the secret!"

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (61.2 g)
  • Calories 83.2
  • Total Fat - 5.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 208.9 mg
  • Sodium - 136.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 0.5 g
  • Protein - 7.2 g
  • Calcium - 37.3 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Grease a saucepan with a very small amount of melted butter or margarine (do not use cooking spray it will affect the taste of the eggs).

Step 2

Add in cold water to a depth of 2-inches in the saucepan.

Step 3

Add in milk and a pinch of salt to the water; bring to a boil then reduce to a light simmer.

Step 4

Holding the egg as close as possible to the simmering water break eggs one at a time into the water.

Step 5

Simmer over very low heat for 5 minutes or until desired doneness.

Step 6

Carefully remove eggs with a slotted spoon.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


Worked like a charm. I enjoyed Eggs Benedict fir dinner. Thanks, Carol.


review by:
(20 Apr 2023)


What a lovely recipe Kitten. I've never poached eggs this way. It was quick and really easy with wonderful results. The eggs were perfect, tender and runny just the way I like them, without the taste of vinegar. Thanks for sharing your recipe my friend, I'll be making them this way again. Made for Best of 2015.


review by:
(9 Feb 2016)


My two eggs were poached to perfection and no taste of vinegar a bonus thank you Kitten for a new and great way to poach eggs. Made for Pick Me tag game under the 48 hour rule.


review by:
(31 Jan 2015)


These turn out great each time I make them. It's foolproof and like the name indicates perfect!


review by:
(29 Oct 2012)

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