Every now and then, the internet throws UP a LIFE CHANGING hack – and this is one of them. No more poaching eggs in boiling water, swirling 55 times clockwise and hoping for the best. NO MORE, I SAY. All you need is an electric pie maker. Yes you read that right, A PIE MAKER.
Ok, I’m a little yelly with my excitement but with good reason. I’ve had my pie maker lurking in the back of the cupboard since Mother’s Day circa 2011 and I’ve finally found a good use for it! You can rush out and grab a Kmart pie maker ($29) if you want to try it too.
Like many people, I LOVE eggs. I especially love poached eggs, but I’m not so good at cooking them. Needless to say, I was quick to try the pie maker method . Here’s how it works.
HOW TO: Pie maker poached eggs
1. Heat the pie maker up until it’s at “ready” temperature. Mark my words, this step will take longer than cooking the actual egg.
2. Using a pastry brush or oil spray, err on the side of caution by brushing the entire pie cavity with oil. These machines are usually non-stick, but you don’t want to chance a stuck-like-glue egg proving you wrong.
3. Crack the egg into the pie cavity and close the lid. (Now’s the time to crank the bread in the toaster!)
4. Keep an eye on the top of the egg – as soon as the surface egg-white is set, use a silicone spatula to carefully lever the egg out.
4. Serve immediately, slicing the surface and letting that beautiful warm egg yolk cascade over your toast. Yum!
It’s as simple as that! My egg breakfast loving life has changed FOREVER – or at least for as long as my pie maker continues to kick on!