Slow-cooked eggs are a more apt description than sous-vide eggs. Very, very slow-cooked eggs, even better.
Even though there is no vacuum involved in their preparation, the term “sous-vide eggs” has stuck because of association with the equipment used to cook them. I’ll use it because it’s a common term for them.
Between five and ten years ago, sous-vide eggs made their way around every fancy restaurant’s menu in one form or another.
One of the easiest and best uses of a sous-vide-style water circulator is to cook eggs directly in their shells, and it allows chefs to achieve texture with eggs.
Follow the ingredients and the steps mentioned in this article to create the perfect sous vide egg recipe.
What Are Sous Vide Egg Bites?
The traditional method for cooking an egg involves cracking it open and placing the contents into a boiling water bath for approximately three to five minutes.
Sous vide egg bites combine a healthy protein-rich egg, nutritious veggies, and a tasty spread that is high in fat-burning ingredients.
How long does it take to sous vide eggs?
In an Instant Pot, it takes about 25 minutes at 55ºC (131ºF). This is done with the sous vide function that turns the Instant Pot into a pressure cooker.
The sous vide time can be increased by setting the temperature to 65ºC (149ºF).
- 10 large eggs
- 1/3 cup milk (we used unsweetened almond milk)
- 1/2 cup Colby jack shredded cheese
- salt and pepper, to taste
Steps to Follow
- First, fill the stockpot with water. Keep in mind that you need to be able to submerge your jars with water.
- Next, put your Sous Vide machine to the side of your pot.
- Egg bites are prepared while the water bath is heating up.
- A spray of 9 ounces mason jars with a non-stick cooking spray.
- You can put shredded cheese on the bottom of each jar.
- Crack the eggs in a bowl or pyrex.
- Once scrambled, add milk and whisk them.
- The egg mixture should be filled up about 1/3 of the way.
- Get a few cups.
- Season the tops of the egg cups with salt and pepper to make them taste better.
- The mason jars need to be screwed on.
- You want to make sure that you don’t tighten your jars so that they explode in the water bath.
- You have to screw on tops first.
- Submerge the mason jars into the water bath.
- You should see a lot of bubbles.
- Set the timer for an hour and cook.
- Remove mason jars when the timer is off.
- The egg cups should be soft.
- You need to cook them longer if they are still watery.
- Pick a fork if you are ready to eat.
Are sous vide eggs healthy?
Yes! Eggs are an excellent source of protein that has long been considered the perfect food. However, they do contain saturated fat which can lead to health problems.
One way to improve upon this is to sous vide the eggs, a process that seals them in an airtight container and cooks them at a consistent temperature to ensure even cooking.
The sous vide egg bites are great because they are healthier than traditional fried or scrambled eggs, while also being high in protein.
See also: Health Benefits of Sous Vide Cooking
Can I use just egg whites instead of a full egg?
You can do that! Just use 1 whole egg. It’s fewer yolks so more protein! This recipe is vegan but feels free to switch in any sausage if you’d like.
Can I add other ingredients to my sous vide egg bites?
These bite-sized eggs have a protein content of 18 grams per serving. You can add cheese or bacon to make the bite more filling. Try adding a protein-packed veggie like mushrooms or peppers.
Can my eggs cook longer than an hour?
Yes, but eggs tend to turn dry. To avoid this, we recommend you sous-vide them for at least an hour.
This keeps the protein intact and lets the egg cook with less water. If you do choose to try this method, keep the temperature constant and allow it to be at or below 180°F.
The cooking time can be longer than this as it’s the rate of heating that’s important, not the actual time.
How long do sous vide egg bites last?
Sous vide egg bites hold together for up to 12 hours at low temperatures (40°F). They can be served straight from the fridge or reheated in the microwave or a toaster oven.
If using a toaster oven, heat for approximately two minutes per side.
How long do sous vide eggs last in the fridge?
Keep your eggs in a bowl and cover them with a plastic lid. You can place the egg into a cup or other airtight container and place it in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
Once the eggs are chilled, they should be kept for several weeks in the refrigerator.
What temperature do you sous vide eggs?
Sous vide is best at a low temperature. It is important to keep the eggs warm enough to not cook them too fast. For the best results, sous vide at 70 degrees Fahrenheit or below for 60 minutes.
If your egg has a thin shell or you want to eat them immediately, cook them for 25 minutes. You can sous vide them longer, but be careful not to overcook them or they will have a rubbery texture.
Can You Overcook Sous Vide Eggs?
No, you can not overcook sous vide egg. But, like every other cooking method, this technique does have some tricks up its sleeve.
To ensure that an egg is cooked to perfection, try following these steps:
Step 1: Bring a pot of water to a boil and set your immersion circulator on medium heat.
Step 2: Add your eggs and let them cook for three to five minutes. The ideal time will depend on your desired doneness (soft-cooked, medium, or hard-cooked).