Poached Egg in Clingfilm

Poached eggs are one of the trickiest egg dishes to make. Luckily we have a simple egg hack to guarantee perfect poached eggs every time! What’s stopping you? Get cracking!


3 min prep + 3 min cooking



  • 4 eggs
  • Cooking spray
  • Clingfilm
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Step 1

In a medium saucepan, pour in enough water to have about 8 cm and bring to the boil. In the meantime, place a sheet of clingfilm (about 30 cm long) over a small bowl and spray with cooking spray.

Step 2

Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Break a cold egg into the sheet of clingfilm and twist tightly closed. Repeat with the remaining eggs.

Step 4

Gently add the eggs to the simmering water and Ccook for 3 to 5 minutes depending on how firm you want your eggs. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and remove from the clingfilm. Top with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.



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Suggestion for a Complete Meal

Suggestion for Complete Meal Serve with a piece of Swiss cheese, slices of pumpernickel bread followed by a wedge of honeydew melon.

Nutritional Value

    • Calories - 160g80%

    • Fat - 11g11%

    • Saturated Fat - 3.5g3%

    • Sodium - 610mg76%

    • Carbohydrate - 4g4%

    • Fibre - 1g1%

    • Protein - 12g12%