Haven’t got a pot handy? Here are 4 alternative ways to cook your eggs

These unexpected tips for cooking your eggs are super handy

We all know the standard ways of preparing eggs. Put them in a pot of water or crack them in a frying pan with a bit of butter or oil. Yet there are so many more ways to prepare your eggs than just these. And these unconventional ways might just be a bit more fun as well. People will be astounded when they find out how you cook, fry or poach your eggs, but the taste will be perfect!

Are you going to give these a try?

Coffee maker

The first trick is to cook an egg in the coffee maker. We can hear you think: how?! Here’s how it works: place the eggs you want to cook in the coffee pot and place this inside the machine. Next, fill the water reservoir with a lot of water, so the eggs will get covered in water. Press the button you would normally press to start making coffee and wait for 10 minutes. Your eggs will be ready to be peeled and eaten!


If you want to fry an egg but don’t have a pan or a stove handy, the microwave is your best friend. To fry an egg, take a plate and heat it in the microwave for 2 minutes. Do make sure the plate is microwave safe. Next, rub a bit of butter on the plate so it’s nice and greased. Crack the egg onto the plate and put the plate back into the microwave for 50 more seconds. Don’t forget to prick the egg yolk with a knife. If you don’t, it might explode in the microwave and that would be a waste, both of the egg and your microwave!


So you’re craving an omelet but you only have a pot and no frying pan to work with. Here’s what you do: crack three eggs in a ziplock bag. Add some cut vegetables to the bag, like some bell pepper and onion, and perhaps a bit of cheese if you like. Put the ziplock bag in a pot of boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes and carefully take it out with a pair of tongs. You’re omelet is ready!


Everybody knows that to properly poach an egg you need to be quite careful and precise, right? This trick will have you poaching an egg in a jiffy! Take a glass and a piece of cling film. Place the cling film on top of the glass. Don’t stretch it tight, but leave it a little loose, so it dips into the glass a little bit. Crack the egg into the cling film. Tie the piece of cling film closed so the egg can’t come out and then place it in a pot of boiling water for about six minutes. A poached egg can really be that easy!

Want to see exactly how it all works? Take a look at the video below!

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