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Offline Harmony

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Poached eggs
« on: August 02, 2009, 04:21:40 am »
Can someone less sleep deprived than me think of a way to poach eggs in the TMX? I'm not a big egg fan, so I don't cook them much, the kids won't eat them if I fry or scramble them, want to see if I can poach them satisfactorily, figure the TMX would be more consistent than learning to do them on the stove, if it can be done ;)

Maybe in a little pyrex dish in the Varoma?

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Re: Poached eggs
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 05:17:23 am »
Couldn`t you put them in gladwrap and then into the basket with water in the bowl. Have you seen the way that some cooks do it with gladwrap? Line a cup with the plastic and put the egg in and then just twist it so that you have a little sack. Haven`t tried it but it sounds like you could do it that way.

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Re: Poached eggs
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009, 06:26:43 am »
wouldn't the vortex in teh water be the perfect way?
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Re: Poached eggs
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009, 03:07:38 pm »
wouldn't the vortex in teh water be the perfect way?

Think the blades may just be a problem there.

Sandy is right - I have done it that way a few times - not sure if I have posted a photo.   You can just put plastic wrap across the whole steamer basket and place a few in to cook and about 500ml water and 100 deg.  Depends on what they are to be used for.

 An alternative is to place them in the poaching tins/containers that you can buy and then place them in the varoma to steam.

There is a recipe in the Full Steam Ahead for eggs en cocotte (if JD can reproduce it - please)
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Re: Poached eggs
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2009, 11:24:21 pm »
with enough water and the right speed they wouldn't go near the blades (but you're right the basket is much safer lol)
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Re: Poached eggs
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2009, 11:44:09 pm »
thanks, about to give it a go :)

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Re: Poached eggs
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2009, 02:04:02 am »

There is a recipe in the Full Steam Ahead for eggs en cocotte (if JD can reproduce it - please)

Have done - it is in the Breakfast section
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Re: Poached eggs
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2009, 03:05:18 am »
Thank again JD.

I tried to post some photos of poached eggs here - may need to make a post on my blog.

The first lots were done in plastic wrap in the basket as per Intrepidtrier.

The second lot were done on a piece of silicon paper in the Varoma with moulds like egg rings.
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Re: Poached eggs
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2009, 03:23:23 am »
Found a more simple version of steamed eggs in the varoma - have posted it in breakfast section.
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Re: Poached eggs
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2009, 03:53:13 am »
Thanks JD - have put a post on the blog:

http://thermomix-er.blogspot.com/2009/07/thermomix-steamed-eggs.html

I used greased egg rings in the tray.








It is a very simple and useful technique.
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Re: Poached eggs
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2009, 04:50:00 am »
Thanks everyone, I did them in gladwrap in the basket, they were cooked (firm) in about 9 mins. She still didn't eat them, but hey, they worked and one day when she's not being so fussy about her food...the other one ate some once they were rejected by no 1, an achievement given how little she's been eating lately and how sick she was last night :)

And no washing up! I HATE scrubbing egg rings ;)

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Re: Poached eggs
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2009, 04:57:34 am »
Hey Harmony - how about if you make them into little suns:





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Re: Poached eggs
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2009, 05:57:54 am »
Awwwwwww...............how cute.
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Re: Poached eggs
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2009, 06:03:36 am »
Did you just hack at the edges once they were cooked Thermomixer?  They would look nice in those heart shaped 'rings' you did the crumpets in too.  It's amazing how a child will eat food if it is presented in a fun fashion.  My GD will eat her sandwiches at kindy if they are cut out with a princess cutter but not if they are triangles or squares. We just have to outsmart them (if that is possible) ;) ;)
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Re: Poached eggs
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2009, 07:05:59 am »
I LIKE your thinking JD - the ones in this post http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1480.msg11590#msg11590 were in the heart-shaped "rings" but didn't come out so well in the pic - need a dark plate. (Oh well,  off to the shop for another plate  ;D ;D)

With the sun-shaped ones, they sort of fell out like that and I pushed them out further for "effect" - too much time .....
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