This is one of those!
Kitchen Essentials has a set of Silicone Egg Poachers that the whole family is just loving! I have wonderfully fond memories of my Mom poaching eggs and know that for our whole family to enjoy them, it took her a while to get them all cooked and to the table for us to all eat together.
She would have loved these egg poachers.
The poachers are made out of 100% FDA food-grade silicone that is BPA free, with no fillers in them. The cups are in 4 fun colors and are quite thin. The silicone is non-stick for the most part, and you can use them for so much more than just poaching eggs. You can use them to hold toppings for an ice cream bar, fill them with jello, freeze water and punch for fun ice cubes, freeze ice cream in them for individual servings, bake a fun individual cake in them, and more!
But the super fun thing is poaching eggs. Seriously, I have been enjoying them and probably way too many eggs lately! LOL!
Here's what you do. Spray the inside of the poachers with a cooking spray or wipe a very small amount of oil inside them with your fingers. I place the poacher cups on a plate just because I don't usually cook just one at a time and it is easier to move them that way. (Note, they do stand up on their own even with a raw egg in them, but the silicone is very thin and can get squeezed a little when picking them up and out goes some egg.)
Next, crack an egg open and pour into the cup. Pierce the egg yolk just with one tiny poke to prevent the yolk from exploding in the microwave. You can still have a soft yolk even though you pierce it. Put ½ tsp water on top of each egg. Put them in the microwave, cover with a paper towel, and cook about 2 minutes to 3 minutes with all four cups, depending on how done you want the yolk and your particular microwave model. For one egg you cook for 30-45 seconds. Take the plate out and slip the eggs out of the cups, and man do they come out easily!
We love these egg poacher cups. Yes, you can use them in boiling water if you prefer, but it does take longer to cook and we have not really seen any difference in the quality or texture of the eggs cooked in the water or cooked in the microwave. So I say, save time and use the microwave.
I highly recommend these to you and know our family will be using them a lot and not just for eggs, and think your family would too!
You can purchase a set of 4 Kitchen Essentials Silicone Egg Poachers HERE!
What would you use these silicone egg poachers for? Let us know in the comments below.
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