Sous Vide "Poached" Eggs
Poached eggs are normally cooked directly in simmering water, but that can be tricky and lead to rubbery, messy eggs. I have tried different variations of times and temps, and this is the method I find produces a perfectly set white with a runny yolk. Use a kitchen timer for precise results, not the timer on your immersion cooker. Fresh eggs have tighter whites and produce the best results.
Use a kitchen timer. Do not use the timer on your immersion cooker since once you put the cold eggs in the water, the water temperature will drop and the immersion cooker timer will not start counting down until the water temperature is back up to temp again. This can lead to overcooking.
Because immersion cookers can vary by a degree or two, you may need to play around with the time by adding or subtracting a minute. For more than 4 eggs, you may need to add 30 to 60 seconds.
Sous vide "poached" eggs can be made up to 5 days ahead of time for busy weekday mornings. When done poaching, immediately plunge into an ice bath, cool, then refrigerate in a sealed container. To reheat, fill a coffee mug 3/4 full with water and microwave for 1 minute. Place egg inside and let sit for 12 to 15 minutes while you get ready!