Red-Eye Poached Eggs

Prep Time
2 1/2m
Cook Time
Ready In

"This is a great twist from your boring everyday poached eggs!"

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (388 g)
  • Calories 657.5
  • Total Fat - 30.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 463 mg
  • Sodium - 1603.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 63.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.5 g
  • Sugars - 22.1 g
  • Protein - 30.6 g
  • Calcium - 558 mg
  • Iron - 5.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

In a small skillet over medium heat, combine ketchup, vinegar and water. Stir until the liquid starts to bubble. Mix in the butter until melted and combined.

Step 2

Gently add in the eggs into simmering ketchup mixture. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook for 2 1/2- 3 minutes.

Step 3

Gently remove the eggs with a slotted spatula and place onto the toast.

Step 4

Pour the hot ketchup sauce over the eggs and top with shredded cheese if desired.

Step 5

Top with hot sauce if you like.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We love this one! It's great to find something that we all enjoy so much! Saving for repeats.

review by:
(30 Jan 2021)


A nice change from the same ole same ole. We loved these along with some bacon and toast. Breakfast is now worth cooking, with little gems like this recipe.

review by:
(13 Jul 2015)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Delicious describes this recipe. What a difference it makes cooking the egg in the ketchup mixture. The touch of vinegar cuts the sweetness of the ketchup. I cut back on the ketchup & water as I was only cooking 2 eggs. This recipe may look messy but wait until you taste it - Wow. I will be making this often.

(12 Jul 2015)


A very easy tasty egg recipe. My husband always puts ketchup on his eggs so he really loved this, so I will make again. Thank you for your recipe

review by:
(9 Apr 2014)