The Ruffled Egg, A French Inspiration of the Poached Egg

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Ruffled Egg by Angela Roberts

In my dream world, we spend our summers traveling Italy, Spain and France. We eat massive amounts of french bread with cold butter knowing we will walk it off. We slip into small obscure eateries where no one speaks English and we are served elegant, rustic food we have never tried before. If we are France we might get served this ruffled egg. If we are in Spain, it might come to us hung on a string.

Ruffled Eggs

The stronger the coffee, the more simple the egg, the more crusty the bread, the happier I’ll be. If the egg happens to be ruffly poached, I’ll know I’m living the dream. And, for me, the dream always revolves around the food.

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I first saw this ruffled egg on a blog who referenced Dorie Greenspan, who gives the very easy directions for this most impressive egg. It can look like a little purse and you know when you hit that fork into it, the golden egg runs all over and becomes the sauce of the dish.

In the case of the ruffled egg, the technique is everything and it’s very simple.

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3.50 from 4 votes

The Ruffled Egg, A French Inspiration of the Poached Egg

The ruffled egg makes a poached egg look like a little purse.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 2 Eggs
  • Pam Cooking Spray
  • salt pepper
  • press and seal plastic wrap


  • Use extra large, local eggs, and it takes about 4 1/2 minutes to get the egg cooked through and yet still runny.
  • Break the eggs (at room temperature )onto press and seal plastic wrap that has been brushed with Pam Sprayl, salt and black pepper. Twist the press and seal to close up the egg and dropped it into simmering water for the 4 1/2 minutes..


It was perfect to me, but you may have to experiment with how the time

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Ruffled Eggs are quite delicious over roasted sweet potato hash

Tell me, what is your dream travel place and what would you want for breakfast?

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  1. I am making this tomorrow and I cannot believe I never commented when I first saw this post and the idea to make it has been in the back of my head.

    1. 1 star
      Just found this recipe, which sounded so cool, but was concerned about cooking in the plastic wrap so went to the Glad website and their FAQ says to maintain a 1″ airspace between their plastic wraps and food when microwaving, so don’t think it is possible to safely make this recipe without adding toxins from the plastic to the food.

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