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