Crispy on the outside, pillowy soft on the inside with a perfectly runny yolk. This is not heaven, but it’s close. It’s a fried poached egg, and it’s definitely a creative new way to turn up eggs benedict. With some eggs, seasoned breadcrumbs, and flour, you too can whip up these mind-blowing beauties. That perfectly runny center gets us every time.

Crispy Poached Eggs

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Total Time:40 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 5 eggs, one reserved for the egg wash
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 bottle vegetable oil, for frying
Photo by Arden Sarner
Photo by Arden Sarner

Step 1

Crack each egg into individual bowls.

GIF by Arden Sarner
GIF by Arden Sarner

Step 2

In a small pot of boiling water, add the vinegar and salt.

GIF by Arden Sarner
GIF by Arden Sarner

Step 3

Carefully pour an egg into the boiling water.

GIF by Arden Sarner
GIF by Arden Sarner

Step 4

Boil for 4-5 minutes, or until the egg whites are just set. Take out the egg and set aside. Repeat with the rest of the eggs.

GIF by Arden Sarner
GIF by Arden Sarner

Step 5

In a bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

GIF by Arden Sarner
GIF by Arden Sarner

Step 6

Add the flour to a separate dish and one beaten egg to another.

GIF by Arden Sarner
GIF by Arden Sarner

Step 7

Coat each egg in the flour, then egg, then breadcrumb mixture. Repeat this to double bread the egg.

GIF by Arden Sarner
GIF by Arden Sarner

Step 8

Heat about 2 inches of oil in a pot or pan to 350°F. Fry the eggs for 2-3 minutes per side, until crispy.

GIF by Arden Sarner
GIF by Arden Sarner