Crispy Fried Poached Eggs


27 min

Crispy Fried Poached Eggs

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Egg appetizer


27 min


4 persons




4.00 rating-star (1)


Author: Victoria Bailey
This wow-worthy dish is inspired by an appetizer I once had at a restaurant and couldn't stop dreaming out. This recipe is a bit more challenging than your average egg dish, but tasting the crispy outer crust next to the smooth, silky yolk is worth all the effort! You can garnish with whatever toppings you want, but pickled red onions will offer a pop of brightness to cut through the richness.


  • fresh eggs : 4 piece
  • white vinegar : 2 Tbsp
  • vegetable oil : 4 cups
  • all-purpose flour : 1.5 cups
  • eggs, lightly beaten : 2 piece
  • salt : 2 tsp
  • freshly ground black pepper : 1 tsp
  • panko bread crumbs : 1.5 cups
  • chopped pickled red onions (for garnish) : 2 Tbsp
  • chopped green onions (for garnish) : 2 Tbsp
  • red pepper flakes for garnish, or to taste : 1 Tbsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Fill a saucepan with cold water and place over medium heat. Stir in vinegar and bring to a gentle, slow simmer. Working with one egg at a time, crack an egg into a ramekin or measuring cup for easier transfer.
  2. Stir the water vigorously to create a whirlpool effect. As the whirlpool is turning, drop the egg into the center of the water. Continue to stir gently, cooking until the egg white turns opaque. Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove the egg from the water and move to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  3. In a medium saucepan, heat oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Meanwhile, set up a dredging station with 3 separate bowls. To the first bowl, add the flour. Beat 2 eggs with salt and pepper in a second bowl. Add breadcrumbs to the third bowl. Carefully dip the cooled egg first into the flour, second into the egg mixture, and last into the breadcrumbs, coating egg on all sides at each station.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, carefully drop the egg into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes, being careful not to overcook. Drain on a paper-towel lined plate.
  6. Garnish with pickled red onions, green onions, and red pepper flakes. Serve immediately.

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