Reddit reviews: The best egg poachers

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u/halpmeh_fit · 4 pointsr/zerocarb

Too bad - I guess a sous vide would be out on that basis. Others had great suggestions like doing a weekly meal prep at nearby grill (weather could be a constraint). University dorms or maybe a nearby park or housing complex could have something you could frequent. There may be decent ZC or at least low carb/keto options thru campus dining anyway.

Well I had a few other random thoughts as I considered how to best deal with your challenge.

  1. Store bought thinly sliced roast beef from the deli area? Should be able to find a good product if you look around and try to negotiate volume pricing. Likely to be fairly lean...so you'll need to consider that.
  2. Here's the keywords to find a microwave steamed egg (korean style) recipe you may like, I used to eat it growing up: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=microwave+gyeran+jjim, japanese chawanmushi is somewhat similar and gives you more options to pick ZC friendly seasoning. Invest in a good quality fish sauce (ingredients = anchovies) or bonito dashi powder I'd suggest if you want to put something like this in your rotation.
  3. Of course there are lots of gadgets to help make your microwave more functional, especially for egg cooking but also bacon, assuming you tolerate it (although can be pricy, pork belly at an asian market is often cheaper).
  4. You could pick up one of these or probably devise your own. https://www.amazon.com/Half-Boiled-Egg-Maker-Traditional/dp/B07DCDC32Y Easy enough to boil water in the microwave, just be careful to take precautions against superheating it.
  5. It's a bit of a meme these years, but there are probably some good online microwave cooking guides around that may be helpful. https://www.microwavecookingforone.com/MicrowaveTips/
  6. I guess old school microwave browning equipment is similar to those disposable heating sleeves for hot pockets and microwave pizza. I did a quick search on Amazon and you can find such products, although they seem a bit pricy.
  7. Organ meat probably doesn't turn out well in any microwave - canned cod livers are good though.
  8. Canned sardines are fairly inexpensive and can help cover you on the omega3s front.
  9. I don't think jerky is a reasonable long term option, but you can do some research online. There's a pdf describing how to do it with a lightbulb and a box, although I'm not too confident in the food safety of that.

    Good luck! I don't think the economic aspect will be the issue here.
u/DWShimoda · 2 pointsr/MGTOW

>I used two small bowls about 7cm in diameter, put in some water and the egg. I set the power to medium and timer to 2 minutes, put in the bowls. When timer nearly reached 2 minutes I heard the 'exploding' sound. I turned it off and opened the microwave. The 'explosion' wasn't that bad, only tiny bit of egg white here and there. Of the two bowls I notice one had more explosion than the other. I guess I must have put in a little too much water.

Yeah I don't think it really needs a lot of water -- one of the keys of the microwave "egg poacher" thing I have * is that it has a clam-shell cover that folds over to close & create a sort of seal ** so the water (as well as I assume some moisture from the eggs themselves) turns to steam & that helps cook the eggs... don't know if I noted it or not, but once the ~2 minute "nuking" is done, I often let the eggs sit for another 1/2 to full minute with the cover on to let the residual heat & steam finish the cooking (I find if I take it out/open it up right away -- i.e. too fast -- a significant amount of steam comes off and the yolks end up slightly undercooked).

Plus of course YMMV -- the power setting & time to avoid the "exploding egg" is something you have to discover experimentally with your own particular microwave (mine is an EWave^TM brand 1000W output over-the-range thing I bought probably 15 years ago). You might try the same thing and just do a bit LESS than the 2 minutes (1:50s) -- use some kind of a cover -- and then also let them "sit" covered for a minute to finish.

* Note: the EXACT "poacher" thing I have is apparently still made & sold, also cheaper/different color, & I assume different plastic, version here -- which kind of surprises me because I've definitely had mine for probably 25 years (guess a good design doesn't need to be changed).

** The cover, among other things, well -- if the egg "explodes" a bit, it's no biggie -- the cover keeps it from splattering all over the inside of the mwave.

>The result was decent, they were cooked just like when you boil them, and they slid off the bowl very easily. No need boiling, peeling, only 2 minutes, so fast. Next time I'm gonna put in just only a few drops (like 3-4) of water.

Yeah, and as I said -- unless you're really going for the "hard boiled egg" (i.e. in the shell for Easter eggs or for some take-along lunch or something) -- then there's really no benefit to keeping the things in the shell when you cook them & then having to peel, etc.

I'm actually sort of "puzzled" that I've never seen anyone else make "deviled eggs" via anything other than hard-boiled -- just doesn't make any sense to me why no one else (at least apparently) has never done fast "poach" routine instead -- I mean it's not like using a microwave to poach eggs is uncommon; and just about every recipe book/cooking show does "deviled eggs"... so why doesn't anyone combine the two??? Weird.

BTW, did you "devil" the yolks too? -- that to me is the best part of the deal.

Not that I don't cook & eat as plain "poached eggs"; it's just that since I've figured out this way of making "deviled eggs" so FAST & EASY -- well, otherwise they were always a relatively rare treat (delicatessens charge ridiculous prices for them*) -- usually only with holiday dinners like Thanksgiving, Christmas, & Easter (and then you sort of had to make certain you grabbed a couple of halves ASAP, because everyone else liked them too; and if you have a dozen people around at a meal, well even a dozen eggs -- making two dozen "deviled" half-eggs -- barely make it around the table when people get greedy).

* No doubt because again hard-boiling & peeling the shells is just time/labor intensive... Plus IMHO anyway, the "deli" made fillings don't seem to taste as good as homemade ones ... I like mine made with some sweet pickle relish and just a bit of horseradish (adds some "bite") as well as mayo, mustard & a sprinkle of pepper and/or paprika.

u/Manse_ · 3 pointsr/Cooking

I warn you: Everything below is going to sound complex, but they're really not. Everything is light on ingredients, but heavy on "holy crap, YOU made THIS?"

  • Breakfast: Nothing will impress more than Eggs Benedict. Kenji at Serious Eats has a pretty solid write up that was covered by Babish as well. I will say that you want to do a practice run on the poached eggs, or find a way to cheat with an egg cooker. I've an order of those silicone poaching molds that arrive today, so I'll be trying them out tomorrow morning on my own before the big show Sunday.

    The next two are probably interchangeable for lunch/dinner, however they assume you have a grill (and a thermometer. do NOT cook pork tenderloin to 160F or I will find you. Medium rare (135F, maybe 140F) pork tenderloin is melt-in-your-mouth tender.

  • I highly recommend this Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe for just about any summer event. It's amazingly easy and delicious. Buy extra lemons and toss the halves on the grill, because people are going to want to squeeze them over the chicken and lick the plates.

  • The other option is a grilled pork tenderloin sandwich. Make a garlic aioli and some pickled red onions ahead of time, as well as marinate your tenderloin. Here's a pretty solid choice from Alton brown. Bring it all over, toss the tenderloin on the grill as instructed, let it rest a few minutes, then slice about a half inch thick. Serve on a nice bun with your pickled onions, some baby spinach (or arugula/rocket from the cordon bleu), and your garlic aioli.

    Also, make extra of the pickled onions and just leave them out on the table. Trust me, they'll disappear like candy.
u/IxNaruto · 2 pointsr/sousvide

idk If I can post this here but legit I am super into sous-vide and I did the egg thing as well but for the effort it didn't seem worth in my opinion from a quick breakfast pov bringing it to temp etc. etc. based on my mornings

Anyone interested should look into this


Fucking fire it works perfectly I am obsessed with how easy and quick this is. bring the water to a boil.

and then just put them in and close the lid. 5 minutes no more no less for me and its always perfect always easy.

Not an ad or anything but it just seems more practical for me versus starting the sous vide and trying to find that perfect temp and then waiting for it to heat up etc etc.

u/rharmelink · 1 pointr/keto

I'm naturally lazy, so my quick and easy microwave breakfast dishes:


Four eggs in a microwave egg "poacher":

  • Crack an egg into each well
  • Pierce the yolks with a fork
  • Put in microwave, covered, for 2 minutes @ 80% power
  • Slide eggs onto plate
  • Add salt and pepper to each egg
  • Top each egg with a quarter slice of pepper jack cheese
  • Wash off egg poacher while cheese melts


    An omelet in this microwave bowl:

  • Crack 3 eggs into bowl
  • Add other items -- diced onions, mushrooms, leftover meat, cheese, spices
  • Stir thoroughly
  • Microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring in between, until set
  • Eat out of bowl


    Cream cheese pancakes using that same bowl:

  • Combine cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, sweetener in bowl and thoroughly mix (I use a magic bullet and wash it during microwaving)
  • Microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring in between, until set
  • Top with sugar free maple syrup
  • Eat out of bowl

    I can easily add a Farmer John Hot Link or a spicy sausage patty as a side with any of those. Only takes 40 seconds in the microwave to heat either up.

    Heinz reduced sugar ketchup with the eggs. Or some salsa and sour cream.

    Other breakfast options:

  • I haven't tried this porridge yet, but looks to be quick and easy in the microwave. Another I've considered.
  • Cold cereal. The maple pecan was the best of the bunch.
  • A generic "Muffin-in-a-minute" recipe.


    And, keep in mind that you can eat
    anything** for breakfast that fits your macros. Reheated pizza is delicious. :)

u/bort_license_plates · 10 pointsr/Cooking

Only on Reddit will you see an OP continually downvoted when he responds to comments that aren't actually answering his question, but telling him he doesn't need what he's asking for.

Yes, we're all aware that you can poach eggs without a dedicated pan, but the question wasn't, "What's the best method for poaching eggs?"

If he wants to use a cheap poaching pan instead of a regular pot or pan, what do any of us care?

OP, I've had this pan for a couple of years and it works great.

Excelsteel 18/10 Stainless 4 Non Stick Egg Poacher https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CGSYBM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_D-kRwbKS05S5G

It's steel, not aluminum. It's stamped metal, nothing fancy and not an heirloom kinda thing. But for heating water and keeping eggs contained, it's fine. The eggs come out of the cups easily with a bit of Pam.

Moreover, it's quick, easy, and lets you think about other things.

u/mcgroo · 52 pointsr/food

Honestly, the "recipes" aren't complicated. It's mostly cutting and punching. A few tools go a long way.

You can find all kinds of fun bento toys on Amazon. Here are my faves:

Kotobuki Egg Mold, Rabbit and Bear

SCI Cuisine International 2.75 Inch Square Egg Press

CUTEZCUTE 10-Piece Bento Decoration Box, Animals Food Picks and Forks https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0038LNVR2/

Happy Sales Stainless Steel Vegetable Cutters

CuteZCute Animal Friends Food Deco Cutter and Stamp Kit

Kotobuki Crayon Bento Box, Black Ninja

Sushi Grass Baran Garnish Short

If you enjoy this sort of thing, it's easy to get lost in Amazon's lists of related products.

Spend $30 on those tools and these lunches should take 10 mins to assemble in the morning. One of my biggest challenges is keeping a variety of foods on hand.

u/snail_pail · 2 pointsr/fatlogic

One quick & easy breakfast that I like, prep time less than 3 minutes:
Get one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Ware-Microwave-Cavity-Poacher/dp/B00004W4UR or ask the Internet "how to poach an egg in the microwave" for a free method.
Poach 2 eggs (1min 37 seconds in my micro, yours may vary slightly) then heat up 1/3 cup of salsa (a good, chunky one, no sugar or similar crap added) for about 30 seconds and then dump eggs in salsa . Experience deliciousness. ~180 calories.

Another fast option is make oatmeal on the weekend (I like adding a little cocoa powder so it's like a lumpy, healthy chocolate pudding). You can freeze it in 1-cup measurements in tupperware, then remove from tupperware once frozen and store your "oatmeal bricks" in a large freezer bag (that way you can make a huge batch and don't need to worry about it getting moldy if you decide to do eggs & salsa instead for a few days in a row). Punch all the ingredients into MFP and the # of servings you end up with, and it will tell you the per-serving calorie count. In the morning, grab a "brick" and microwave it for about 3 min. Yum!

I do a similar thing with stew, I have a freezer full of delicious "stew bricks" for when I'm in a rush or it's just a cold day and I want something heathy and warming.

u/DunebillyDave · 1 pointr/Cooking

Why do you "create a whirlpool?" No motion in the water, especially if you have more than one egg. That's how you mix things; probably why your water goes cloudy.


Use the freshest eggs you can get. The thing of straining the egg to get rid of the runny albumen and keep only the firm albumen shouldn't be necessary, except with older eggs.


Use a relatively deep pot of water, more like 4" than 2". Get the water simmering. Give yourself a handicap and use a little cup. They come in teflon-coated metal or silicone. Crack the egg into a teacup or a ramekin, or a very small bowl. When you're sure you didn't break the yolk or get any shell in it, gently, ever so gently, pour the egg into the cup. Then, cook it on the heat for 2 minutes, then turn off the heat. BUT, leave it in the pan for another 8-10 minutes.


EDIT: I forgot, the vinegar is a good thing. Acidulated water will help keep the whites together.


EDIT 2: simmering water; just barely simmering, definitely not boiling.


Best of luck!

u/MicroCuts713 · 5 pointsr/cookingforbeginners

poaching tray!
I use a poaching tray (more of a steam poached egg, as it is not immersed in the water). It requires so little water because it steams the egg/tray. I use the smallest pan it will fit in, with just 1cm or 1/2in of water. It boils/steams really fast, then I turn the heat down to medium/low. Spray a little cooking oil and crack the eggs in, then put the cover back on. I use dual spoons to get them out.

My mom had an old metal one like this. It is SUPER easy to use. Also who doesn't love having 2-3 eggs, just one poached egg is such a tease. They're SO GOOD!
poaching pan!

u/LaLocaChristina · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Go Ben!

I think you should get the blue ukulele because it is blue, has a dolphin bridge, and would just be cool. I have always wanted to learn to play the ukulele...

Either that or buy this because breakfast is by far the best meal of the day and I have heard the most important! Plus then you could save the rest for something big!

u/smushy_face · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

For breakfast, get a microwave egg cooker like this one or this one if you want more than two, and then buy the following at Costco: eggs, cheese slices, microwaveable bacon, and English muffins. Toast muffin(s), nuke bacon 45 - 60 seconds depending on your microwave, and nuke eggs for 50 or so seconds. Layer together with cheese. Voila! Delicious breakfast sandwich in under 5 minutes.

Edit to say: For convenience type items, I really like their microwaveable quiches. They're a four pack of a couple different kinds and they turn out pretty well in the microwave.

u/93irsefjjf999fsd · 24 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Egg poaching rings make a perfect disc like a McDonalds McMuffin.

They're amazing. Perfect egg sandwiches.

u/acidwinter · 1 pointr/Cooking

I know this may be cheating but I have a toaster/egg poacher combo that makes a pretty mean breakfast sandwich. There's a tray for hard boiling up to four eggs and a spot to heat up a piece of ham or sausage. Pretty much it's the greatest kitchen thing I have ever purchased.

u/Gundamnitpete · 17 pointsr/oculus

I built it so long ago that I don't remember the exact parts, but it was pretty simple.

They key thing I did was use hard boiled egg holders to hold the touch controllers. Basically you drop the bottom of your touch controller into this holder, then wrap your hand around the egg holder itself. Holding both the controller in the holder, and the holder itself.

The PVC parts are just 1' PVC pipe with a pair of PVC 90 degree elbows. You'll need something to cut the PVC pipe, a hacksaw works well, I used a dremel, or you can pickup a pipe cutter while you're on amazon

I also used one small piece of 3/4 inch PVC pipe wrapped in duct tape to hold the AR-15 stock onto the end. This is a luxury, but as someone who shoots real guns a lot, having a real gun stock on the end of it really makes a difference to your cheek weld.. So if you want dat real AR feel, you can pickup an AR stock right here.. All you need is the plastic stock, the tube and all the other stuff isn't required. I just warpped the 3/4 inch PVC pip in tape until it fit VERY snuggly into one of the 1" PVC elbows. I left it about 6" long, so that the rreal AR-15 stock would slide over it. I used a bunch fo tape around the 3/4" PVC pipe until the AR-15 stock very snuggly.

You will also need some 5 minute epoxy, and I used some instamorph. I used the epoxy to glue the egg holders onto the PVC pipe, and then wrapped the bases in electrical tape. Make sure you scuff up the PVC pipe before putting the epoxy on. I used a knife to scratch it up, and then some snad paper to really rough it up. This helps the epoxy hold.

I wrapped the base of my touch controllers in plastic wrap, then I heated up the instamorph and placed a bunch of it in the egg holder. Then I pushed the touch controller into the egg holder, so that the instamorph took the shape of the touch controller. DO NOT use epoxy for this.

After that, all you need to do is cut your PVC pipe to length and put the 90 degree elbows on there. The AR 15 stock is optional, not required.

I also recommend a sling, so that you can pop your hands in and out of your stock as need be. When your done with the stock, it'll just hold on the sling. And old cheapy rifle sling will work.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/AskReddit


Easy to use, easy to clean - best thing I've bought in a year.

u/zebby_brain · 1 pointr/Cooking

We just call it the yellow half boiled egg maker, and it’s used in traditional coffee shops here. Found a listing on Amazon.

The description says: “This Perfect Half-Boiled Egg Cooker is extremely easy to use. Simply add up-to 4 eggs to the container and pour boiling water inside. Then wait until the water drops to the container at the bottom and your perfect half boiled eggs are done!”

In my country it costs only $3.

u/about2godown · 1 pointr/Cooking

Let me make your life the easiest it has been for a while: Egg Poacher Pan - Stainless Steel Poached Egg Cooker - Perfect Poached Egg Maker - Induction Cooktop Egg Poachers Cookware Set with 4 Nonstick Large Silicone Egg Poacher Cups and Spatula https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0741WD5Q6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_FhkoDbQ4PPW5R

My SO's favorite egg cook is poached and jeezuz this makes having poached eggs EVERY morning so EASY! I have 4 easy/medium poached eggs in under 5 minutes. Cleanup is an absolute breeze. It also looks SO PROFESSIONAL it is unreal. You can also flip the cooked eggs upside down (domed side up) and do that fancy yolks cut thing in about 1 second. I really wish that more restaurants would use these.

u/kfktr · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I wouldn't recommend having more than one meal repeat every day, since you can be missing lots of necessary nutrients. Try different types of fruit instead of just bananas. Apples, oranges, kiwis, strawberries, plums and all that just to keep it fresh.

Eggs are also super easy to make every now and then, especially with a microwavable poacher. Pop in the toast, microwave the eggs, and then you have delicious eggs on toast.

u/carpecaffeum · 2 pointsr/loseit

Just get a big box of the quaker oats rolled oatmeal, add water or skim milk and toss it in the microwave for 2 minutes.

And I highly recommend something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Ware-Microwave-Cavity-Poacher/dp/B00004W4UR

Pop it in the microwave microwave for a minute, bam, you have cooked eggs. I use mine all the time. Use a little nonstick spray before cooking and you can wash it out in about 30 seconds.

Chicken salad is a solid lunch. I often also just make a double portion of something healthy for dinner and use it the next day for lunch as well.

u/EmpathyJelly · 2 pointsr/fitmeals

I got away from grains entirely in the morning by making 2 poached eggs in a microwave poacher and 1 sliced of microwave-cooked bacon both of which I cook in my office kitchen. I throw in a piece of fruit for my morning sweet tooth. I am really happy with this and it keeps me satisfied until lunch

u/BernzSed · 2 pointsr/funny

It's pretty good, considering the price and free shipping.

It's great for hard-boiled eggs (up to four at a time), although every once in a while one of them explodes and makes a mess. This used to happen to me all the time before I stopped buying extra-large eggs.

Also, wipe down the water-heating thing when it cools. Once egg residue gets cooked on, it's hard to clean. (The rest of the pieces can just go in the dishwasher.)

Another minor gripe is that if you cook eggs and toast at the same time, the toast doesn't pop up until the egg is finished, and by then the toast has cooled. Still, just a minor inconvenience.

Oh, and watch your fingers when pulling off the egg-cooking cover. No, seriously, steam is hot. I usually push down on the plastic handle for a few seconds to let some steam out the other side before pulling it up. And don't cook eggs underneath any wooden furniture; steam rises.

Altogether, I like it. It cooks toast. And it also cooks eggs. Simple enough.

u/Zyphor173 · 3 pointsr/trees


The text is pretty funny, but I was more concerned about how many perfect sammiches I could make with that. I'm in for one.

u/Figs · 1 pointr/Cooking

I haven't tried it personally, but a quick google search shows a number of attempts by other people. (e.g. here's a post titled "Baked Eggs in a Muffin Tin".) I'm more familiar with cooking eggs in either individual ramekins that you place in a pot of simmering water and cover with a lid, or with an "egg poacher" (like this) rather than using a muffin tray and baking them though. Jacques Pepin has a number of examples of cooking eggs in ramekins (oeufs en cocotte, in French), which you might find interesting. Here's a short clip demonstrating it, and there's a longer segment about the same dish including more details about sauces, garnishes, and variants in Essential Pepin: Egg-ceptional if you like the idea.

u/Friendly_Recompence · 1 pointr/Cooking


I finally gave up trying freehand. Yes, this thing is useless for anything else, yes it takes up space, yes I probably paid too much for this single-use kitchen thing, but perfect eggs benny for daaaays...

u/nope_nic_tesla · 2 pointsr/Cooking

I also have one of these, which isn't "poaching" technically speaking, but the end result is pretty much the same. They are foolproof.

u/sandra_nz · 3 pointsr/ketorecipes

What an awesome friend!

Whilst we're talking about poaching, I'm a fan of of Poachpods - they can also be used in the microwave although you need to prick the egg right through to the yolk first.

u/HardwareLust · 2 pointsr/Cooking

This is what you need.

About the best $7 you can spend in your kitchen. No muss, no fuss. Two of these, some simmering water, and you get perfect poached eggs. Every. Single. Time. And they're silly easy to clean, and take up almost no room to store. Good stuff.

u/longlive_yossarian · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I cook a pack of bacon or sausage on Sunday and it eat throughout the week with some microwave poached eggs. They're way better than they sound and only take 1 minute to cook. I use one of [these] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00004W4UR/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1525624113&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=poached+egg+maker+microwave&dpPl=1&dpID=31wtCfwsirL&ref=plSrch) gimmicky things, but it works very well. You should be able to use something like a coffee mug too.

u/rydwi · 1 pointr/Fitness

You can do 4 at a time hard-boiled in this: http://www.amazon.com/Back-Basics-TEM500-Muffin-2-Slice/dp/B000B18P96

Or poach one. And it's a toaster. I have it and love it.

It is nice for doing eggs since you can hit the button and walk away.

u/legodarthvader · 19 pointsr/sousvide

So sorry guys! Posted and went to sleep.

62.8°C for 45 minutes. Eggs were 700g and were in room temperature. I made 4 at a go, 2 for me and 2 for SO. I'm guessing size and number of eggs will make a difference.

To be honest, I find that it's sometimes easier to make eggs like these using the old school way back when I was in Malaysia. Cooks up to 4 eggs at one time. All you do is put the eggs in and pour hot water in, let it drip slowly into the container below and you're done!

Edit: Forgot to mention that I also smoked these bad boys with a smoking gun. Works well. Other thoughts are maybe drizzle some pesto over instead of smoking it.

u/ThePantsParty · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Even easier yet: a microwave egg poacher. Crack a couple eggs, stab them with a fork, microwave for 1 minute, add whatever toppings you want, and you're good to go. I use this thing all the time, and it really is amazing.

u/Obligatius · 0 pointsr/news

Or you can:

  • Put two slices of whole grain bread in the toaster
  • Crack two eggs into this and pop it in the microwave for one minute
  • Slice two slices of sharp cheddar (1 oz ea)
  • Grab a handful of baby carrots
  • Add cheese slices, and egg to top of toast
  • Top each egg& cheese toast with, salt, pepper, Tapatio
  • Wash & rinse knife & egg cooker

    700 calories of delicious and nutritious breakfast that I can eat in the car on the way to work.

    Time: 5 min (I've got it down to ~4 min, actually), which is less time than I was spending in the drive-thru every morning getting a pair of sausage mcmuffins and hashbrowns.

    Cost: $1.25

    The "time to cook" excuse is bullshit we tell ourselves because we'd rather spend equal or more time waiting for someone else to make us food that's tastier but not as healthy for us - and almost always more expensive.

    Let alone the time savings if you pre-cook a large batch of meals each week or two. Sure, you'll have less variety, but the food can still be delicious, nutritious, and more affordable.
u/sassyma · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

show this gift some love!

I haven't been here long, so it hasn't been on my list a long time but I really want this [egg poacher.] (http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-Non-Stick-4-Egg-Poacher/dp/B0000W03XC/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1PRII2BIRNFS3&coliid=I8FFLCY1528S9). I really want to make some eggs benedict!

u/Cforq · 2 pointsr/GifRecipes

So many people say to stir it and that has always ended up as eggwater for me. I find vinegar, sliding it in from a shallow bowl, and using a slotted spoon to keep it together to be the best tactic.

But if you don’t want to practice you can always cheat.

u/Pork_Rind_Overdose · 3 pointsr/keto

Honestly, if you have the time to eat a bowl of cereal, you have the time to make a few eggs in the microwave. Those microwaveable egg cookers work really well, and they are done in less than two minutes. Might wanna try it someday and see just how it works.

u/aviyoung · 0 pointsr/Punny


Grab your own today! Definitely worth your time and money!

u/JaneGoodallVS · 1 pointr/loseit

That's good, using the app is the first step.

Can you eat smaller portions of what you've been eating? Cut out the unsatiating parts. For example, if you eat fast food, order neither fries nor soda and don't eat the bun.

> eat that is both filling and low calorie (and cheap)

Some people find different foods satiating. But these two are pretty common recommendations:

  1. Eggs are cheap and I find them low in calories for how filling they are and they take little time to prep. You can even microwave them. Just make sure to log any butter and olive oil you use.

  2. Vegetables are also cheap and filling. They have these little microwaveable bags of frozen veggies at some stores so you don't have to wash and peel them. Not a bad snack if you feel a binge coming on.
u/Jumala · 3 pointsr/KitchenConfidential

I assume you're the first person in the kitchen, so you should clean and season the grill before you use it. Whoever was using it the night before should have cleaned it, but you can't season the grill the night before at closing, so it's not really their fault it's not seasoned.

And like people said above temperature is key, but what the dial reads will depend on your grill. Some people keep one side a little lower for home fries. When I worked on a grill I had home fries on one side, then a space for pancakes and then the eggs on the hottest side, but not so hot that they would bubble up.

One place I worked had rings for the eggs and they worked OK for keeping the eggs from spreading out too much. They come in different sizes.

u/themodestmolly · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I use basically this to poach my eggs and they turn out beautifully in the microwave

u/Sarah_Connor · 1 pointr/Fitness

I have this

Which can hard boil 4 eggs at a time, its amazing. When I bought it, it was 19.99 on amazon....

I dont know why the price went up.

u/olstargazer · 3 pointsr/whatisthisthing

The piece with the ball on top should fold 90 degrees upward. Like this:



u/custardsocks · 9 pointsr/pics

Get one of these, then it's nearly as quick as cereal :)

u/icantbebotheredd · 1 pointr/leangains

Breakfast salad: if you can boil water you can make this. Takes about 1 minute of actual work.

You'll need: 2 eggs, handful of your favorite greens, 1 slice of bread, Poach Pods ($9 for two on Amazon), salt and pepper to season

  • boil some water. no need for salt. just water in a saucepan on a burner.
  • once water is boiling (10 min ish) put your bread in the toaster
  • take out your super useful poach pods, put a teeny bit of oil in them so the eggs don't stick, add in the eggs and season with salt & pepper & whatever else (if you don't have poach pods, you can poach eggs. Much more time consuming and difficult though :( )
  • put them in the boiling water and cover with lid, wait about 3 min.
  • your toast should be done around now. Put it on a plate and grab that handful of spinach/kale/spring mix etc and put it on top so it covers the bread
  • Once your eggs are done (about 3 minutes) drop them on top of the greens and immediately mix the yolk as if it were salad dressing. It's easiest if you do one egg at a time, and just keep tossing the salad so the yolk doesn't harden.
  • EAT that shit.

    250 calories, 19g of carbs, 12g of fat, 17g of protein , 3g of sugar
u/salaciousremoval · 2 pointsr/keto

I use these. They taste way better than the egg cup pan, which I also own.

u/notmewasthedog · 3 pointsr/Cheap_Meals

Maybe just microwave them? I'm assuming your going to have to heat them up again in the microwave to defrost, just crack a raw egg in a plastic/glass bowl sprayed with pam.

or get something like this :

u/ejk1414 · 5 pointsr/teenagers

Back to Basics TEM500 Egg-and-Muffin 2-Slice Toaster and Egg Poacher by Back to Basics http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000B18P96/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_lfgvtb17EE9WQ
Amazon carries it as well

u/mousewrites · 1 pointr/Cooking

The way we've done it in the past is that we crack the egg into a ladle, I give the vinagar'd water a good spin (but not hard enough to make the water dimple more than about an inch down), and then we dump the egg into the vortex. The 'shreds' of egg that spin off wrap around the egg, and then as the spinning slows we fish it out.

There's also these cool little silicone egg poaching cups that you float.

u/gtllama · 1 pointr/funny

That computer scientist was ahead of his time.

Behold the Back to Basics TEM500 Egg-and-Muffin 2-Slice Toaster and Egg Poacher.

Yes, that's right: "back to basics".

u/binderclips · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

Wow that's gonna be hard. You can go waay 90s, and use microwave egg poachers/bacon racks/griddle/steamer. We had one of those egg poacher things when I was a kid and it worked fine for a long time. I wouldn't expect any of those things to last forever, but they're cheap and should last you at least a couple years.

With those, obviously you could make bacon & eggs. You could also steam cauliflower for cauli mash?

u/mysterion_ · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I like this one. It will hard-boil eggs, too.

u/zazerr · 2 pointsr/food

They also sell these little silicon things that work extremely well and are reusable.

u/ausernameitis · 178 pointsr/Whatcouldgowrong

By the way, microwaving eggs works very well, if you use the right cookware. I use this type in hotels when I'm on the road.

e.g.: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007PC4FAM?

u/I_Read_an_article · 2 pointsr/pics

And it's at a fair price of only $34.00

u/PhotogenicMemory · 2 pointsr/keto

If you wanna change things up with the "scrambled" eggs, might I suggest a microwave egg poacher? Bought this on a friend's recommendation at Wegmans for about $3 - it rocks. 1 minute for 2 eggs (semi-soft). :D

Also, upboats for 24 hour clock usage. And damn, full until 18:00, that's impressive!

u/nunz · 2 pointsr/pics

I cook on Saturday and Sunday, put it into storage containers, and eat through the week.

For breakfast, I have a bowl of Special K or I fire up this --> http://www.amazon.com/Back-Basics-TEM500-Muffin-2-Slice/dp/B000B18P96/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1267750494&sr=8-3 and make a breakfast sandwich.

Do you have a recipe for that? It looks dank! 10/10!

u/OrangeCurtain · 1 pointr/sousvide

If you want another eggy option, I steam poach eggs at home, chill them in ice water, then warm them up in a water bath at work.

u/HawkeyeGK · 1 pointr/AskReddit

This $30 that'll change your life.

Also, this and this and this and this and my very first Amazon order placed August 27, 1998 for this

u/IsThisSilicone · 1 pointr/Cooking

Forget all the nonsense of vinegar and chasing the eggs with a spoon.

Get a set of poach pods and you'll have perfectly poached eggs every time.

u/oduska · 1 pointr/pics

I have some of these that are made from silicone, so they're flexible and egg doesn't leak out of the bottom.


u/FelineExpress · 2 pointsr/Cooking

I do!


Stay away from the generic Chinese ones that sort of look like these, they're all garbage.

u/renational · 3 pointsr/foodhacks

it occurs to me a silicon egg ring may form a better water seal.
interesting idea i will try when i sear inside my pressure cooker.
it suffers from a hot spot in the center, so i can use oil along
the edge and keep the water circle for steam in the middle.
will let you know if it helped in a day or two.

u/AaronPDX · 10 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuud

I see your Egg McMuffin recipe and raise you this magical device:


My roommate and I call ours "The Egginator". Egg McMuffin while you brush your teeth. It even has a tray for heating up a sausage patty at the same time if that's what you're into (and I am).

u/jcbevns · 6 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Egg Ring. Fry egg surrounded by this, in a pan or on BBQ.

Edit: Found it

u/vurplesun · 1 pointr/food

I cheat.

Technically, what you get isn't poached eggs. For me, it's close enough.

u/sillybear25 · 1 pointr/programming

Not quite as full-featured as the one described, but there's this one: http://www.amazon.com/Back-Basics-TEM500-Muffin-2-Slice/dp/B000B18P96

u/c0horst · 1 pointr/keto

I use the microwave in the mornings to make this! - http://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Ware-Microwave-Cavity-Poacher/dp/B00004W4UR

I love poached eggs in the mornings.

u/the_zero · 4 pointsr/ketorecipes

Aw, you can do it! Get a silicon egg mold like this

u/ivebeenhereallsummer · 3 pointsr/shittyfoodporn

I found a couple of egg cubers in the thrift shop

u/Vauce · 1 pointr/slackerrecipes

I'd recommend this instead. Can't make a scramble in it, but it's really fast and not difficult to clean if you do it right after you empty it.

u/devilsfoodadvocate · 6 pointsr/Cooking

I use these and they're very easy to deal with. You have to keep an eye on them just like you would when poaching without pods, but they keep it all from turning into egg flower soup if you're having a problem keeping the egg together while it's poaching.

u/altayeo · 2 pointsr/grilledcheese

Not positive, but my mom bought me PoachPods.


I haven't tried them so I don't know how well they work.

u/LilStomper · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

I love freaking people out with square deviled eggs! I tell 'em they came from square chickens!!

u/zexon · 1 pointr/Minecraft

While that might be a toaster, [THIS](http://www.amazon.com/Back-Basics-TEM500-Muffin-2-Slice/dp/B000B18P96 "There is no hover text. Just click it.") is a toaster.... That also cooks eggs.

u/twistedraisin · 3 pointsr/AskCulinary

My sister had the same problem. My suggestion to her (and you) is just to cheat

ETA: fixed link

u/cdelia191 · 1 pointr/Cooking

If you’re really still struggling you should just Use some of these egg poaching cups or the egg poaching tray.

Usually I just make soft boiled eggs tho.