How to Sous Vide Chicken Eggs

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Sous vide eggs are one of the things I struggle most with. I’ve had some really good results and some mediocre results, and I’m not always sure what went wrong. I’m also generally good at making eggs in traditional ways so I tend not to reach for the sous vide machine as much. That said, here’s some of the egg-making information I’ve found to be consistently good.

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How to Sous Vide Eggs

The first thing to realize is that eggs actually contain three parts and these three parts all cook differently, are best at different temperatures and cook at different speeds.

The parts are the yolk, the tight white contained in the membrane, and the loose white outside the membrane. These three parts are why there is so much variability in how you cook eggs, and why the precision control of sous vide can be valuable.

What to Sous Vide Eggs In

Eggs are typically cooked directly in their shells but they can also be removed and cooked in sous vide bags, mason jars, or plastic wrap. The eggs will take on the shape of the container they are in, leading to some fun preparations such as “egg flowers” that use plastic wrap to create fun flower-like shapes.

What Temperature to Sous Vide Eggs At?

Because of the three parts of the egg, they are very finicky and even a degree or two can result in a large change in texture. For a great look at egg temperatures I recommend either the Chef Steps online calculator or the Serious Eats Guide to Sous Vide-Style Eggs.

“Raw” Sous Vide Pasteurized Eggs

From 130°F to 135°F (54.4°C to 57.2°C) the egg will remain “raw” and if it is held at this temperature for at least 75 to 90 minutes it will be fully pasteurized and safe to eat. It can then safely be used in place of raw eggs in preparations such as mayonnaise, cookie dough, or salad dressings.

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Soft Boiled and Poached Sous Vide Eggs

The soft boiled or poached range is about 140°F to 145°F (60°C to 62.8°C) and the eggs are cooked for 45 to 60 minutes. For a firmer white without affecting the texture of the yolk the egg can be briefly boiled for 2 to 3 minutes either before or after the sous vide process. This will also help with removing the shell from the eggs.

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Eggs cooked at this temperature can be chilled and refrigerator until you need to use them or held at 130°F (54.4°C) without changing the texture.

For a cleaner presentation of poached or soft boiled eggs you can gently crack them into a small bowl and then use a slotted spoon to remove the egg. This will leave the runny loose white behind. The eggs can also be briefly poached in boiling water once they have been removed from the shell for a more traditional poached look.

Semi Hard and Hard Boiled Sous Vide Eggs

At 150°F (65.6°C) the yolk begins to firm up until it becomes crumbly around 165°F (73.9°C). Hard boiled eggs start in the middle of this range, though I still prefer to use the traditional boil in a pot method for them.

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Sous Vide Egg Bites

I cook sous vide egg bites at 170°F (76.6°C) for 1 hour and they turn out great. You can make them in any glass container but the 1/4 pint or 1/2 pint work really well. I’ve also made them in ramekins which create a great shape for the egg.

You can use any ingredients you want to flavor them but my favorite is broccoli, cheddar cheese and bacon. For a lighter egg you can replace the cream with milk, or use 1/4 cup cream cheese for a denser egg.

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