Simple Poached Eggs

Total Time
4mins
Prep
1 min
Cook
3 mins

A simple, quick, delicious breakfast for any day of the week. This recipe is for 1 person but you can adjust the quantity depending on how many people you are feeding, etc.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring your pot of water to a boil.
  2. Crack your egg open into a small bowl.
  3. Once your water has boiled, turn it down to a simmer.
  4. Gently transfer your egg into the simmering water.
  5. Cook the egg for 3 minutes.
  6. Gently remove the egg from the water with a slotted spoon and place on buttered toast or eat as is.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (optional).
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4 5

This is a great, basic recipe to keep in mind for a quick, balanced breakfast. When I was in Scotland, we stayed in a bed and breakfast where a two-egg version of this was ordered daily by a young, newly married man. The innkeeper referred to it as a "Marilyn Monroe"!

5 5

We poach the egg in the microwave but this is undoubtedly my husband's favorite breakfast and lunch. Easy and light on the calories!