There’s no “going back” once you master these egg sous vide recipes. When I learned how to make sous vide eggs, my whole concept of quick and easy breakfast went through a revolution. I could prepare delicious egg breakfasts ahead of time, and getting a nutritious start of the day became almost automatic.
You can find a nice selection of my favorite recipes in the sous vide recipe index on my website, but if you’d like to really delve in and discover all my secrets I’m going to have to recommend you take the plunge and buy my new sous vide cookbook. It’s a one source-stop for everything sous-vide, and you’ll have your cook-time and sous vide settings all easily accessible, along with my winning recipe combinations.
You won’t just learn how to make sous vide poached eggs for instance: learn all my favorite variations, what to cook alongside them, and how to plate it all up afterward for a culinary display worthy of the finest restaurant.
The basics of sous viding eggs
When people ask me what to cook with sous vide, I have to pick their jaw off the floor when I say eggs. Everyone expects me to say: sous vide t bone steak, or sous vide fillet mignon. And yes, steak sous vide style is so delicious, for sure.
While eggs are not your traditional sous vide food, but they lend themselves well to sous vide techniques and are my top choice when it comes to healthy sous vide breakfast recipes.
One reason eggs sous vide style are so good to learn as a beginner sous vide enthusiast is that you almost can’t do them wrong: sous vide eggs soft boiled, for instance, can’t be overcooked no matter how long you leave them in your sous vide cooker. (disclaimer: please don’t leave a comment that you left them in there 5 days as that would be crazy – but you get what I mean!)
With a baby in the house, I appreciate a recipe that isn’t ruined if I’m two minutes late to the stove.
Are sous vide eggs safe?
When you sous vide your eggs you are actually pasteurizing them, which means they’ll keep well for up to a week in the refrigerator. (tip: leave them in their shells until eating)
This makes sous vide egg recipes ideal for working moms, busy families, and anyone who just doesn’t have a lot of time in the morning. Maybe that’s why sous vide is popular. Make a big batch once a week, then heat up what you need throughout the week.
Unique Sous Vide Recipes with Eggs
1. Egg Bites
Often, when we’re going to have overnight guests, I’ll make ahead a batch of Bacon, Caramelized Onion, and Cheese Sous Vide Egg Bites. They’re basically like Starbuck’s copycat sous vide egg bites.
This recipe is cooked in mason jars, so I can batch-make as many as I have jars for—or as many as fit in my cooker. It’s one of my favorite sous vide recipes for a crowd.
They taste exactly like what you’d get if you ordered egg bites at one of our most popular coffee chain—or dare I say it, a little bit better, since you get to tweak the ingredients to fit your own personal preferences.
2. Poached sous vide eggs on tomatoes
Another fancy sous vide breakfast my husband and I like to make for our guests is Poached Sous Vide Eggs on Roasted Tomatoes. This one is a little fussier than my sous egg bites recipe, but still easy to make, and when you serve it up on English Muffins you’ll have a display worthy of any Instagram feed.
An interesting thing about sous vide cooking eggs is that you conveniently sous vide poached eggs in shells. That means you don’t need mason jars and you don’t need sous vide bags to cook eggs in.
Remember, you can mix it up! One poached egg variant I love is serving them, on English muffins, with sous vide short ribs. In fact, this reminds me of one of my favorite brunch restaurants in Vegas – The Wicked Spoon in the Cosmopolitan. That’s where I first had this combination and I’ve been hooked on poached eggs ever since.
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3. Sous vide egg sandwiches
When we’re road tripping around the Pacific Northwest I like to make Sous Vide Boiled Egg Salad Sandwiches to take along. The sous vide technique means that the eggs will cook in the sous vide water bath to the perfect hardness for salad, and then there’s just a little assembly before you spoon it into sesame rolls ready to enjoy.
I highly recommend you try to sous vide eggs for egg sandwiches for your next picnic or socially distant party menu.
- Q. Can you name 3 sous vide recipes that take less than one hour??
- A. In under 60 minutes, you can whip up: sous vide lobster tails, sous vide chicken tenders, and sous vide shrimp kebabs.
4. Fluffy sous vide scrambled eggs
Scrambled Sous Vide Eggs might seem to be a counter-intuitive recipe to prepare with the sous vide machine—it’s all about pan frying, isn’t it?
As it turns out sous vide scrambled eggs are so much fluffier than scrambled eggs cooked any other way it’s worth the added trouble. It also comes together quickly, and we love to make them on weekends with chorizo and hashbrowns.
You can also add a vegetable or two on the side, sous vide brussel sprouts for instance.
More egg sous vide ideas
5. Soft Boiled Sous Vide Egg Avocado Toast
Soft Boiled Sous Vide Egg Avocado Toast is a delicious breakfast, brunch, or snack that provides a nutritious pick-me-up whenever it is served.
We make it for special brunches, but sometimes also for that mid-afternoon energy booster that makes a work-at home day that much more productive. It’s a super quick sous vide recipe: you’re only sous viding the sous vide soft boiled egg nine minutes, and while they’re cooking you can be preparing the toast and avocado.
Sous vide soft boiled eggs give you a no-foul route to that perfect egg, and you’ll find you never want to make them another way.
- Q. What’s the easiest way to sous vide a whole chicken?
- A. Before you vacuum seal a whole chicken, you have to spatchcock chicken so it’s half the volume and sous vides faster and more thoroughly.
6. Gourmet Sous Vide French Toast
When you’re looking for things to sous vide, don’t forget that sweet breakfasts can be made in the sous vide machine too! Like my Sous Vide French Toast with Candied Pecans—thick slices of brioche bread soaked in eggs, milk, and other good things, cooked to perfection in the sous vide cooker, and then finished in two minutes in a skillet.
The pecan topping just makes it that much more delectable and is super easy to whip up. (tip: I love to buy and freeze food from Costco – – so I keep crushed pecans stored in the freezer and they’re always fresh and ready for recipes like this one)
All of these recipes are ideal sous vide for beginners – easy to make recipes that don’t require a lot of sous vide accessories or fancy techniques. If you don’t have a sous vide machine, I’ve got lots of other fun recipes for you as well—like baking pizza at home, for instance.
7. Sous vide eggs for ramen
There are so many wonderful ways to enjoy sous vide eggs, and this is a great brunch idea using sous vide eggs. Adding sous vide eggs to ramen means that they’ll be perfectly gooey on the inside, while holding up their shape on the outside.
8. Use sous vide eggs for cookie dough
Okay, maybe the idea of raw cookie dough doesn’t strike you as the perfect sous vide brunch party idea. I get it. But it’s worth noting, if you’re looking for an interesting sous vide dessert, that you can make cookie dough with sous vide eggs. How does this work? And how is it safe?
Well, I haven’t gone there and done this experiment yet to share on Sip Bite go – really there are so many other ways to quickly pasteurize eggs, including using the microwave – but I wanted to share with you the versatility of sous vide cooking eggs.
9. Sous vide eggs Benedict
I’ve talked about poaching eggs sous vide style, and how miraculously creamy and perfect they turn out with the right time and temperature. But you can go extra gourmet and make sous vide eggs Benedict to really get that restaurant-style brunch at home.
You can even make hollandaise sauce with the sous vide machine.
Mmm… eggs benny! One of my favorite things to get out to brunch at the best Portland lunch restaurants in town.
10. Deviled eggs with sous vide cooking
Making sous vide deviled eggs is a no-brainer, especially when you’re making a large batch for a party. Don’t snooze on deviled eggs sous vide style.
Yes, they’ve been around for a while, since way before I was born (which doesn’t mean a ton, now that I’m way out of my 20s!). But using the sous vide machine to boil and then devil your eggs, perhaps with some sous vide mayonnaise if you’re feeling in the mood, means they’ll turn out perfect every time.
11. Sous vide froached eggs
Then there is the sous vide froached egg made pretty popular by Sous Vide Everything. A sous vide fried egg at heart, first, this egg is poached and then fried. You can even make it a crispy sous vide egg – add some panko bread crumbs to add serious texture to the egg.
Time and temperatures for sous vide eggs
Recipes here on Sip Bite Go will go into the specific time and temperatures to cook sous vide eggs. But here are some general tips when it comes to the nuances of cooking sous vide eggs at different times and temperatures:
Sous vide French toast in The Home Chef’s Sous Vide Cookbook takes 90 minutes at 148ºF – this is one of my longest sous vide recipes for eggs (but it’s still nowhere close to how long it takes to sous vide brisket!)
Nailing the perfect way to cook sous vide eggs is a bit of science and a whole lot of preference.
Whether it’s the 45-minute egg or the 63-degree egg, everyone needs to find their own perfect sous vide egg time and temp. See the sous vide egg temperature chart and recipes for guidance.
Ways to finish sous vide eggs
While some of my sous vide recipes are ready to eat right out of the machine, others have one extra step on your stovetop. French toast, for instance, gets one or two minutes on the skillet to give it that extra crunch and color— that way I get perfection both inside and outside each slice of toast.
Sous viding frozen eggs
You may never have thought of freezing eggs, but as it turns out, you can! Not in the shell, preferably, but all ready to cook sous vide style.
While I usually use refrigerated eggs and sous vide right away, you can actually prepare a breakfast like egg bites, freeze in individual silicone muffin cups, and then stick them in a vacuum seal bag and sous vide from frozen the day you want to eat them.
The other alternative for egg bites is to finish the whole sous vide process the way my recipe is written, pop them out of their jars and cool them, and then freeze for 2-3 months and reheat when you’re ready to eat that perfect sous vide egg bite.
Sous vide equipment needed for sous viding eggs
Here are the basic things you need to sous vide eggs
- Sous vide machine Joule, SousPreme multipot, Anova, or Instant Pot Slim (learn about the new Instant Pot sous vide machines)
- Sous vide container – bucket or stockpot to hold the water the food cooks in
- Bag to cook food in – vacuum sealer or ziplock gallon bags
And some “nice to have” sous vide equipment to cook eggs
- Mason jars. Sous vide egg bites and desserts cooked sous vide style need small mason jars to cook in – the kind that does *not* curve (like this particular mason jar) – is my favorite because it makes it easier for the egg bites to pop out.
- Tongs – metal tongs take up an entire drawer in my kitchen.
- Protect counters – a long cook time could crack natural countertops so use a cutting board under the sous vide machine
- To contain heat for long cooks. Using one of these container lids during the sous vide bath will help maintain the cook temperature.
- Some foods, like vegetables and other non-meats, can float in the water – which means they aren’t thoroughly cooking. Keep food submerged with weights.
Looking for a friend for your sous vide eggs? These sous vide asparagus is a must-try recipe.
Have you tried one of these sous vide eggs recipes?
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