How to poach eggs perfectly every time

How to poach eggs perfectly every time

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"Poached eggs are a breakfast favorite for good reason! They are delicious, healthy, and if you know what you’re doing, easy to prepare. There’s no need to add vinegar to your water, simply use fresh eggs and our simple technique below. We like to serve them with toast and asparagus, bacon, salmon, or spinach, with a side of hollandaise for the ultimate breakfast indulgence."
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  • How to poach an egg?

    For perfectly poached eggs, begin with the freshest eggs possible. If your eggs are getting close to their use-by date, begin by straining them through a fine sieve to remove the looser part of the white, then transfer the egg to a small bowl (straining will prevent wispy threads of egg in the pot). Then, from the small bowl, gently tip your egg into a pot of gently simmering water. The water should be lightly bubbling, but not boiling so hard that it breaks up the egg. After 3-4 minutes, carefully remove your egg with a slotted spoon, drain it quickly on a towel and serve hot with your favorite toppings.

  • How to poach an egg in the microwave?

    To poach your egg in the microwave, first fill a mug with ½ cup of water. Crack your egg into the water and gently pierce the yolk with a toothpick to create a small hole and prevent your egg from exploding. Microwave on medium-high for 1 minute, before checking to see if your egg has set. If not, leave it to rest in the hot water for a further 30-60 seconds, before removing to a paper towel to drain before serving.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    How to poach eggs perfectly every time

Depending on your preferred runniness, around 3-4 minutes should give you perfectly set whites and a still slightly runny yolk.



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