The Basics: The Poached Egg

The Perfect Poached Egg

Don’t be scared. It’s just an egg. A lot of people get intimidated by the poached egg. The good news is that if I can do it, so can you.

Poached Egg IngredientsWhat you’ll need:

  • An egg (if you don’t have one, this recipe will be extremely difficult to make)
  • Vinegar

Now let’s get going. Heat a saucepan filled with at least 2-3 inches of water. Make sure the water is not boiling, but is hot enough that steam is coming off the surface.

Add a teaspoon or so of vinegar. The vinegar helps the egg stay together. Do not add salt–this has the opposite effect!

Crack your egg into a bowl.Prepping the Water

Use a whisk or whatever utensil you have on hand to create a small whirlpool in the hot water.

Now get ready to gently drop the egg into the center of the pan.

Dropping the Egg In

Cooking the Egg

Let the egg cook for a few minutes. I usually know it’s done when the egg whites become less translucent.With a slotted spoon, gently scoop the egg out of the water. Transfer to a paper towel to dry. Now dress it up or dress it down. Happy eating!

Drying the Poached Egg

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