Poached Eggs

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 9 mins
  • Servings: 1
  • About This Recipe

    “When I was a young girl I did not know what a poached egg was.We were raised on a farm where we got fried or scrambled eggs because there were too many of us to get special treatment. So we all got the same thing. I figure there are some out there who do not know how to poach an egg.”

    Ingredients

  • 1egg
  • 1teaspoonvinegar
  • Directions

  • Use an egg poacher and follow manufacturers directions.
  • ~~~~~~OR Fill a small skillet with water.
  • Bring water to a full boil.
  • Reduce heat to just below simmering.
  • Add 1 teaspoon vinegar.
  • Break egg carefully into water.
  • If white spreads, push it toward center with a spoon.
  • Cook for approximately 4 minutes, depending on desired doneness.
  • Remove egg with a slotted spoon.
  • Serve on English muffin or toast.
  • Reviews

  • “Once the water is simmering, stir the water several times in a clock-wise or anti-clockwise direction, (one or the other) to create a ‘whirlpool’.Drop the eggs one by one into this whirlpool and they will stay rounded in shape.”

  • “Turned out PERFECT. I consider myself a good cook but have always struggled with poached eggs. Not anymore! Thanks a bunch!!!”

  • “I add salt to the boiling water, to help hold the whites together while poaching. Great eggies!”

  • “Fantasticisallicansay.”

  • “Turned out great. It also helps to swirl the water in a circle, then slip in egg. The white wraps around and into itself, keeping it together more.”

  • “I usually make my eggs this way,hubby loves them”

  • “This was my 1st time making a poached egg. I chose this recipe because it seems the easiest and I didn’t want to use a microwave. I simmered the egg for 3 minutes and got one just right—firm whites and a runny yolk. Thanks for posting.:)”

  • “I also didn’t know how to poach an egg, so it was really great to find this little tip! Thanks so much!”

  • “Call this recipe egg poaching for dummies lol. I embarrasingly admit it that I didnt know how to poach an egg. This recipe was perfect. I just added a bit of salt in the water and drop my eggs in one at a time giving them space and a little time in between before dropping them in. Thanks for the recipe.”

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