The Trick To Making Poached Eggs In The Oven

Whether scrambled, over easy, poached, or however else you may eat them, eggs are a daily dish in many households. A gooey yoke topped with salt, pepper, hot sauce, and everything but the bagel seasoning is almost unbeatable.

Eggs have been a staple in breakfast, but also every other meal of the day, since the beginning of time. According to Food Timeline, they go at least as far back as 3200 B.C. Of course, since then, the way eggs are cooked has changed a bit. Now, you can find pans or tins strictly for eggs and eggs only.

One very popular style of egg is a poached egg. It is usually swirled in a pot of simmering water. Who doesn't love a perfectly poached egg over toast, a muffin, or simply by itself? This solid breakfast is made in multiple different ways depending on taste, style, and preference. But, there is an even faster way to get that perfect yoke, and it doesn't involve a pot at all.

The perfect poached egg in the oven

Out with the old and in with the new! Poaching eggs in the oven is the latest way to cook them in bulk and quicker, according to The Kitchn. One woman on TikTok, Jax Hamilton, aka "Jaxfoodhax," showed the genius idea in a short 40-second video, according to Tyla. Hamilton used a muffin tray to perfect easy oven-poached eggs that allow for a quicker, easier experience than staring at an egg in water for several minutes.

Take your muffin tray and get it greased up with your favorite cooking spray or butter (via Tyla). Remember, you now have the possibility to make multiple oozy poached eggs at one time. Both Tyla and The Kitchn recommend putting about a centimeter of water into the little tins and then cracking the egg directly on top.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and once you have your desired amount of scrumptious eggs in the tin, pop them in and cook for about 8 to 15 minutes, depending on your preference or until the egg whites are set (via The Kitchn). 

This is all about trial and error, too (via The Kitchn). The time in the oven may vary, so it is a good idea to check on them after five minutes to see how they look to you. But the verdict rings true: The oven method offers the same great texture and taste as the traditional way.