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


  • 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
  • Step 1

    Crack each egg into individual bowls.

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  • Step 2

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

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  • Step 3

    Carefully pour an egg into the boiling water.

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  • 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.

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  • Step 5

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

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  • Step 6

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

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  • Step 7

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

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  • 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.

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