How to Poach Eggs - Cooking in Manhattan with Serena Recipe Video

Have you ever tried poaching an egg and ended with a mess? I have! The directions may be easy but poaching an egg can be daunting for first time cooks. My technique is simple, effective and you won't need any special tools that you don't already have in your kitchen.


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time5 Min
Ready In10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings3
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Canola oil spray/Cooking spray6 Dash

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 77 Calories from Fat 50

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g8.6%

Saturated Fat 1.6 g8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg

Sodium 70 mg2.9%

Total Carbohydrates 0.38 g0.13%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 0.4 g

Protein 6 g12.6%

Vitamin A 4.9% Vitamin C

Calcium 2.6% Iron 5.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a vessel pour in the water and let it boil.
2. Place saran wraps over the ramekin, and grease with canola oil spray.
3. Break the egg and place over the saran wrap. Tie a knot to stabilize the eggs.
4. Place the eggs in the boiling water and cook for 5 minutes.
5. Take out the eggs from the water and place in ramekin. Remove poached eggs from the saran wrap.

6. Serve Poached Eggs with fresh juice.