How to Sous Vide Eggs

Eggs are a common breakfast staple, but they can be tricky to get the texture just right. This is especially true if you’re a fan of a creamy and smooth yolk. A simple solution to this is to cook your eggs using a sous vide method. This method cooks your eggs to an exact temperature, guaranteeing a perfectly cooked egg every time. This guide will show you how to sous vide eggs in two different ways: soft-boiled and scrambled.

While the name “Sous Vide” may sound fancy and complicated, it couldn’t be further from the truth. This method simply requires you to seal the eggs in a jar or bag of some kind before submerging it into water that is kept at the required degree. Since the temperature is kept stable, it is not possible to burn or overcook the eggs using this method.

Sous vide eggs are often confused with regular poached eggs, but these methods differ in one major way. Poaching eggs requires the egg to be dropped directly into boiling water, while sous vide eggs are kept separate from the water and allows for much more flavor and even cooking. Follow this simple DIY sous vide eggs recipe below.

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 11 Poached - finished sous vide egg on top of toast on plate.

What You Will Need for This Tutorial

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 1 image of eggs on a wooden plate.

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to make eggs using the Sous Vide technique: Scrambled and soft-boiled. Gather these items and ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 eggs per serving, depending on method
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup scallions, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp. dried herbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Plastic wrap
  • Cooking twine
  • Plastic bags
  • Cooking thermometer, mountable preferred

For the Soft-Boiled Eggs:

Step #1. Place Wrap Over Cup

Step 1 image of placing plastic wrap in mug.

Place the plastic wrap over a cup.

Step #2. Push Wrapping into Cup

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 2 Poached - placing wrap in mug.

Push the plastic wrapping down into the cup to make room for the egg.

Step #3. Add Oil to Cup

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 3 Poached - adding oil to mug.

Add 1 tsp. of vegetable oil.

Step #4. Crack an Egg

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 4 Poached - adding egg to mug.
How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 4-2 Poached, adding egg to mug.

Crack one egg – carefully so you don’t break the yolk.

Step #5. Add Spices

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 5 Poached - adding spices to mug.
How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 5-2 Poached - adding seasoning to mug.

Add dried spices, salt and pepper.

Step #6. Close the Plastic Wrap

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 6 Poached - placing egg in plastic bag.

Close the upper part of the plastic wrap, letting all the air out.

Step #7. Tie with Twine

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 7 Poached - tying string around pouch of egg.

Tie the plastic wrap with a large piece of cooking twine, forming a pouch around the egg.

Step #8. Cook the Egg

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 8 Poached - dipping egg pouch into pot of boiling water.

Bring 2 cups of water to 64°C/147°F using the thermometer (medium-low). When it reaches that temperature, insert the egg while holding the twine – you can place the twine on the handle of the pot so you can grab it easily when it’s time to remove the bag from the water. Let it cook for 60-90 minutes.

Step #9. Cut the Bag Open

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 9 Poached - cutting string tied around egg pouch.

Cut the twine and the upper part of the plastic wrapping.

Step #10. Remove Wrapping

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 10 Poached - opening egg pouch over toast.

Remove all of the wrapping over a piece of toasted bread or bagel.

Step #11. Serve!

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 11 Poached - finished sous vide egg on top of toast on plate.

Serve with more dried herbs, salt and pepper.

For the Scrambled Eggs:

Step #1. Crack Eggs into Plastic Bag

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 1 Scrambled egg in a plastic bag.

Crack 2 eggs inside a plastic bag. Add the chopped scallion, 1 tsp. of vegetable oil, salt and pepper.

Step #2. Break Eggs

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 2 Scrambled egg mixed in a plastic bag.

Break the eggs inside the bag by using your hands to squish the outside of the bag.

Step #3. Cook the Scrambled Eggs

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 3 Scrambled - placing scrambled egg plastic bag into pot.

Bring 2 cups of water to 74°C/165°F using the thermometer. Immerse the bag into the water carefully and let it cook for about 30-40 minutes (depending on desired texture). Keep an eye on the thermometer. Massage the bag every 10 minutes or so using a kitchen towel or oven mitts because it will be hot.

Step #4. Serve

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 4 Scrambled eggs on a wooden plate.

Remove from the bag and serve with fresh scallion, salt and pepper. (I like to use a heat glove to handle the bag at this step.)

Now it’s your turn to make these delicious eggs for yourself. Sous vide scrambled eggs are a fantastic option for anyone who favors a more solid egg, while the soft-boiled variant works great for anyone who prefers a runny yolk. Both methods of sous vide offer a rich flavor and savory texture that you just can’t beat.

Have you tried making these eggs? What are your favorite herbs and spices for your eggs? Let us know in the comments below!

Looking to further enhance your cooking skills? Check out…How to Make Basil Pesto

How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 11 Poached - finished sous vide egg on top of toast on plate.

How to Sous Vide Eggs Two Ways

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Eggs are a common breakfast staple, but they can be tricky to get the texture just right. This is especially true if you’re a fan of a creamy and smooth yolk. A simple solution to this is to cook your eggs using a sous vide method. This method cooks your eggs to an exact temperature, guaranteeing a perfectly cooked egg every time. This guide will show you how to sous vide eggs in two different ways.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 1
Calories 169 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 to 2 eggs per servingdepending on method
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup scallionsfinely sliced
  • 1 tsp. dried herbs
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
 

For Soft-Boiled Sous Vide Eggs:

  • Place the plastic wrap over a cup.
    Step 1 image of placing plastic wrap in mug.
  • Push the plastic wrapping down into the cup to make room for the egg.
    How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 2 Poached - placing wrap in mug.
  • Add 1 tsp. of vegetable oil.
    How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 3 Poached - adding oil to mug.
  • Crack one egg – carefully so you don’t break the yolk.
    How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 4-2 Poached, adding egg to mug.
  • Add dried spices, salt and pepper.
    How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 5-2 Poached - adding seasoning to mug.
  • Close the upper part of the plastic wrap, letting all the air out.
    How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 6 Poached - placing egg in plastic bag.
  • Tie the plastic wrap with a large piece of cooking twine, forming a pouch around the egg.
    How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 7 Poached - tying string around pouch of egg.
  • Bring 2 cups of water to 64°C/147°F using the thermometer (medium-low). When it reaches that temperature, insert the egg while holding the twine – you can place the twine on the handle of the pot so you can grab it easily when it's time to remove the bag from the water. Let it cook for 60-90 minutes.
    How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 8 Poached - dipping egg pouch into pot of boiling water.
  • Cut the twine and the upper part of the plastic wrapping.
    How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 9 Poached - cutting string tied around egg pouch.
  • Remove all of the wrapping over a piece of toasted bread or bagel.
    How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 10 Poached - opening egg pouch over toast.
  • Serve with more dried herbs, salt and pepper.
    How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 11 Poached - finished sous vide egg on top of toast on plate.

For the Scrambled Sous Vide Eggs:

  • Crack 2 eggs inside a plastic bag. Add the chopped scallion, 1 tsp. of vegetable oil, salt and pepper.
    How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 1 Scrambled egg in a plastic bag.
  • Break the eggs inside the bag by using your hands to squish the outside of the bag.
    How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 2 Scrambled egg mixed in a plastic bag.
  • Bring 2 cups of water to 74°C/165°F using the thermometer. Immerse the bag into the water carefully and let it cook for about 30-40 minutes (depending on desired texture). Keep an eye on the thermometer. Massage the bag every 10 minutes or so using a kitchen towel or oven mitts because it will be hot.
    How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 3 Scrambled - placing scrambled egg plastic bag into pot.
  • Remove from the bag and serve with fresh scallion, salt and pepper.
    How to Sous Vide Eggs Step 4 Scrambled eggs on a wooden plate.

Equipment

Plastic wrap
Cooking twine
Small plastic bags
Pot
Scissors
Cup
Cooking thermometer

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 6gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 69mgPotassium: 169mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 675IUVitamin C: 7.2mgCalcium: 136mgIron: 7.2mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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