Poached Eggs Technique

Poached Eggs Technique Recipe

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The fresher your eggs are the better this works.


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5 Min
5 Min
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  • 2 tsp
    salt (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 4

How to Make Poached Eggs Technique


  1. Put 1 1/2 inches of water in a deep large skillet and bring to a boil.
  2. Add vinegar to water and salt if using. The salt makes them firmer and less shiny. The vinegar helps hold them together.
  3. One at a time, break eggs into a saucer and slip into barely simmering water, keeping eggs as separated as possible.
  4. Cover skillet until egg whites coat over yolks.
  5. Remove cover. Cook 3 to 5 minutes until whites are firm but the yolks are still soft when touched with the back of spoon.
  6. With a slotted spoon or pancake turner, lift each egg from the water and rest on a folded paper towel to absorb excess water.
  7. Trim away the loose thin whites and place of serving plate or recipe calling for poached egg.

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About Poached Eggs Technique

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #poaching, #Fresh Eggs

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