How to Poach Eggs with Plastic Wrap

Learn the chef's secret to perfect, poached eggs every time.


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Got eggs? Then you have the fixings for a great meal, as you'll see with the eggs recipes in these videos.

You Will Need

  • Boiling water
  • Plastic wrap
  • Small ramekin
  • Cooking spray
  • Egg
  • Scissors
  • Slotted spoon
  • Butter (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Boil water

    Bring a large pan of water to boil.

  2. Step 2

    Line ramekin with plastic wrap

    Line the ramekin with plastic wrap. Spray the plastic wrap with cooking spray, and crack an egg into the center.

  3. If you don't have cooking spray, use butter

  4. Step 3

    Tie a knot above the egg

    Gather the 4 corners of the plastic wrap together in the center. Pinch the wrap just above the egg and twist the wrap ends into a rope. Tie a knot just above the egg.

  5. Step 4

    Cook egg for five minutes

    Place the egg in the plastic wrap into the boiling water. Cook the egg for 5 minutes.

  6. Step 5

    Remove egg from water and enjoy

    Remove the egg with a slotted spoon. Cut the wrap just below the knot and put your beautifully poached egg into a serving bowl, and enjoy.

  7. The Lung Association of Brockville, Ontario, set the world record for the largest omelet, making one that weighed 6,510 pounds in 2002.