How to Poach an Egg

Poaching an egg is a very simple process is you follow a few simple rules.

  • Remove the eggs from the refrigerator at least 40 minutes before poaching. (room temperature is best)
  • The poaching water must be simmering, not boiling
  • Add several teaspoons of white vinegar to the simmering water before adding the eggs.This will help the egg whites firm up quickly.
  • Do not add eggs directly from the shell. Add them one at a time to a small bowl before sliding them into the simmering water.
  • Use a slotted spoon to gently gather the egg whites around the yolk and to remove the poached eggs from the pan.
  • Carefully place poached eggs on paper towels to dry.
  • It will take 2-3 minutes to poach an egg.


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