Want to learn how to poach an egg? We teach you how with this step by step guide on perfect poached eggs!
How To Poach An Egg
Poached eggs are an incredible dish that look difficult to master, but are really easy once you get the basic technique down. When done correctly, they can add a sophisticated, gourmet flair to a dish as simple as toast. They’re also a great low-calorie way to prepare eggs as they are made without using oil or butter.
Master the art of poaching eggs with the help of this easy step-by-step tutorial. We hope you fall in love with poached eggs like we have!
What You’ll Need
- 5-6 cups water
- 2 Tbsp white vinegar
- 4 eggs
Crack the eggs into individual bowls. This will allow you to put the eggs easily into the water once it begins boiling. By cracking them into individual bowls, you also avoid the broken egg shells/yolk disaster.
In a sauce pan, put 5-6 cups of water and add 2-3 tbsp of plain white vinegar. Bring your water to a boil.
Once the water is at a rolling boil, turn the heat off and remove the pan from the burner.
Transfer the eggs carefully from your bowls to the saucepan. Be sure to be extra gentle when doing this step as a slight movement can turn your poached eggs into egg drop soup.
Cover the saucepan.
Set the timer for exactly 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, your eggs should be done.
Gently scoop the eggs out of the water and place them on a towel or flat surface to drain.
After your eggs have drained, you can go ahead and serve them up anyway you choose!
To watch the full tutorial from Crouton Crackerjacks, click the video below!
Now that you know how to make the perfect poached egg, check out these tips to keep in mind and things to avoid when poaching your eggs.
Tips & Tricks for Perfect Poached Eggs
- Your water should be at a rolling boil before you drop your eggs in. Cold water will separate the yolks from the whites, while boiling hot water will cause your eggs to explode.
- Do not add salt! Salt will break up your egg whites and ruin your poached eggs.
- Create a whirlpool in your saucepan. Before you add your eggs, create a gentle whirlpool in your pan with a long-handled spoon. This whirlpool will help the egg whites tuck into a perfectly round ball, eliminating the need to trim them later.
- Don’t crowd your eggs. In order to achieve perfect poached eggs, your eggs should never touch. Try only making one or two at a time.
- Be GENTLE! Handle your eggs gently and treat them with respect!
This tips are from the Huffington Post. Click here for their full article on poached eggs.
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