Thermomix Poached Eggs (predictably perfect!)

Update: People have been asking about how to cook poached eggs in the Thermomix and though  I wrote about this in November 2009 the page was incomplete. Now seems like a good time to add a few photos, suggestions and links to more bloggers who use Thermomix for preparing easy, soft, always-perfect eggs.

Cook poached eggs in Thermomix

What follows is not really a “recipe” but just a few ideas about how Thermomix can help us enjoy poached eggs. Once you figure out the best timing to suit your household’s preference, you will have predictably perfect poached eggs every time!

Before Thermomix arrived, I cooked eggs using silicone egg-poachers in a pot of boiling water. But now I place the silicone poachers in the Thermomix basket with water below. When serving more people, we use more cups placed in the larger-capacity Varoma steamer.  (If you don’t have silicone egg poachers, ramekins will also work, but time may need adjusting.)

Thermomix Poached Eggs (suggestions)

  • prepare silicone cups by lightly greasing with butter/oil
  • add 500 g water to Thermomix bowl (This is less water than usual for steam cooking, but we’re only heating it for a short time. Using only half a litre of water is just enough to allow for quick poaching without risk of evaporation.)
  • Soft or firm? The first time you poach eggs in the Thermomix you will decided the best timing for your own preference of ‘doneness’ — the times below are a guide.
  • simmering basket: cook about 11-13 minutes/Varoma/speed 2-3
  • in Varoma: cook about 12-14 minutes/Varoma/speed 2-3
  • consider adding spinach, onion, cheese, nutmeg, bacon bits or whatever you fancy!

how to make poached eggs in Thermomix

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See 6 comments from people who cook with Thermomix:

  1. Cristina November 28, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    This recipe is very nice and simple, I hope it’s in the dinner spinner from Tenina’s.

  2. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 29, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    Sorry, I fear this is not in the Dinner Spinner… but …. maybe in the “Breakfast Spinner” though… if she ever publishes one ;-)

  3. Tenina December 7, 2011 at 1:36 am #

    Hey, now there is no shortage of ideas…but gotta come up with something a little catchier than Breakfast Spinner…now theres a competition suggestion?? xx

  4. Mara December 7, 2011 at 7:35 am #

    Call it whatever you want to. I want a copy.


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