How to Reheat Poached Eggs: A Step-by-Step Guide

Poached Eggs on Toast

If you landed on this page, you are more than likely trying to figure out how to properly reheat poached eggs, without spoiling them.

Poaching is a very delicate method of cooking eggs and you have to take extra care when warming them up.

Today, I will show you the exact method that I have used (with great success), when reheating poached eggs, along with step-by-step instructions.

So, let’s jump right into it.

Best Way to Reheat Poached Eggs: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Reheat Poached Eggs: A Step-by-Step Guide

Cooking poached eggs is a very delicate process and you have to exercise patience when reheating, as you could possibly ruin the dish if not done properly.

The whole process should take about 5 minutes or less.

What You’ll Need:

  • Saucepan
  • Hot water


  1. Pour water in a saucepan (enough to cover the eggs) and bring the water to a boil or close to boiling.
  2. Turn down the heat until the water is simmering (small bubbles should be rising, but not intense bubbling as when it is boiling).
  3. Place the poached eggs in the saucepan and let the eggs sit for 45 seconds to a minute. (Please remember that the yolk may cook if you keep it in the water too long.).
  4. Remove the egg, allow it to slightly cool, eat and enjoy.

Related: How to Reheat Boiled Eggs

Can You Microwave Poached Eggs to Warm Them Up?

So I know some of you might be wondering if it is possible reheat poached eggs in the microwave?

The answer is yes, but probably not the way you are thinking.

Generally, if using the microwave to warm up the eggs, you would put them in a microwave safe plate/container and zap them till heated.

However, eggs do not reheat well in the microwave, as they can come out rubbery and for the most part, inedible.

Secondly, when using the microwave, there is a good chance that you could end up cooking the yolk and spoiling the poached egg.

How to Reheat Poached Eggs in the Microwave

To actually reheat poached eggs in the microwave, you will need to heat up a cup of water until just below boiling (you will see the bubbles forming in the cup).

You will then take the eggs and place them in the cup and let them sit for about 45 seconds to warm up.

This will ensure that the whole egg is heated up properly, but not to the point where it is being cooked.

Related: How to Reheat Scrambled Eggs

Wrapping it up

We’ve now reached the end and I hope this post was helpful in showing you the correct way to go about reheating poached eggs.

With that said, I would love to hear your thoughts on the methods presented in this post.

Which one will you be using? If you did use any of the methods above, how did it turn out?

Let me know by leaving a quick comment below.

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