Thursday, February 25, 2010

How To Poach An Egg

I got several questions about how to poach eggs after my last breakfast post, so I thought I’d do a post on how I poach eggs.

Poached Eggs 01

Originally, I was actually thinking of doing my first vlog, but it’s just not happening right now. The toddler has been sick and I'm “functioning” on way too little sleep… Anyway, here is how I poach eggs. I’m sure there may be better ways out there…
  1. Bring several inches of water to a boil in a small pot and add a few tablespoons of vinegar.
  2. In the meantime, carefully crack the eggs individually into cups or ramekins; you want to make sure the yolks stay intact.
  3. Once the water boils, reduce the temperature so that the water is simmering.
  4. Carefully slide the eggs into the water. I usually poach two eggs at a time so that I can keep a better eye on them. But I’m sure you could poach more at once.
  5. For a runny yolk, poach the eggs about 2 minutes. If you like the yolk firmer, poach them a bit longer.
  6. Take the eggs out of the water with a slotted spoon and carefully place the poached eggs on paper towels to dry them off.
  7. Enjoy!



Questions: What’s your favorite way to eat eggs?
 
Be well,
Andrea

24 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this- I LOVE poached eggs but have never tried making them myself. I also love scrambled eggs (with goats cheese, spinach and mushrooms!)

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  2. Wow. They look so perfect. And I have pesto in my fridge. I think I just figured out what I'm having for lunch!

    My favourite way to eat eggs, hands down, is fried over easy with salt and pepper with a good crunchy whole wheat bread on the side to dip in the soft yolk. LOVE!

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  3. Ok, question: Do the eggs just stay together, or do you use one of the egg poaching thingys to keep the egg whites from separating?

    My favorite way to eat an egg is fried over easy on top of whole wheat bread (buttered). I also like to drizzle on a little ketchup. Right on top. YUM!

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  4. I like eggs cooked any way but fried. Poached is probs my fave, though. The pne photo you have there with the egg on some veggies looks so, so good!

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  5. I just had some poached eggs for dinner last night. hehehe...I definitely did better than the first time I tried doing it.

    I usually like to eat my eggs sunnyside up or in a omlette.

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  6. I have yet to master this! Your post inspires me to try again!

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  7. that is SUCH a pretty presentation of an egg! I've never had a poached egg before.

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  8. I have tried to poach an egg a couple of times and failed miserably! I am going to have to follow your directions step by step!

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  9. I LOVE eggs cooked anyway. Thanks for the instructions... I have never poached an egg before.

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  10. I've never tried this before -thanks for letting us know how!

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  11. Hard to beat an oozy soft egg. But I think my fave posh egg might be the one at the French Laundry, served in the shell with caviar. For my fave everyday egg, it would be an omelet, filled with lots of spinach and melty cheese.

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  12. Thanks for the tutorial! I love poached eggs with runny yolks. Yours are absolutely perfect! Have a wonderful evening!

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  13. My favorite is fried eggs with a runny yolk. This is making me hungry for a late night egg! Maybe tomorrow's breakfast? And you should definitely give buckwheat a try, it's so good!

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  14. intolerant to eggs but i love ya so wanted to say hi and thanks for your lovely comment tonite :) superfood outlook, we're the same :)

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  15. Thank you because I never knew how to do this. My fave way is fried eggs over easy. I was in Spain and ordered huevos madrellenos (?sp) once cause it sounded exotic and it came out fried eggs and toast, ever since then I have been hooked.

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  16. Great instructions, thanks! I have only poached an egg twice. Once was in school for dietetics (food science class) and once was at home, late in 2009. Both were fairly successful, but I know practice makes perfect. I need to keep doing it so I can get it down to a science :) I LOVE poached eggs. My favorite way to eat an egg is poached or sunny side up (basically the same thing because it's the runny yolk I LOVE!). Yum, now I want one....
    Have a great weekend Andrea!

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  17. I love fluffy omelets. Whenever I attempt to poach eggs they never really turn out very well. I always have to cook mine for quite a while because I don't like runny yolks.

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  18. What an informative post! Always wanted to know how to do that.

    My fave egg style: fried (well, lightly "fried" in cooking spray) or scrambled.

    Have a great weekend!

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  19. While I don't like runny yolks, my husband does - I'll have to make these for him.

    Happy Friday!

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  20. Perfect. That bottom picture is making me drool!

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  21. This post is so helpful and I will definitely re-read it the next time I want poached eggs. I have had some disasters with poaching eggs. I bought these little cups at one point that hang off the inside of the pot, and the egg would stick to the cups and never cook! Gah!

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