How to Perfectly Poach an Egg

Poaching n egg can be  a little tricky. I saw this lovely how-to and thought I’d share it with you.

How To Perfectly Poach an Egg:

  1. Prepare a small bowl of cold water.
  2. Crack your egg on the edge of the bowl (only one at a time), so it is easier for you to pour into the water when it is time.
  3. Fill a medium sized saucepan with water and add 2 tsp white vinegar and 1 tsp sea salt. Bring this to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Once water is boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and keep the water at a gentle simmer (there should only be small bubbles rising).
  5. Using a spoon, start stirring the simmering water until it creates a whirlpool. This can help to keep your eggs together as they cook and give them that perfect poached egg shape.
  6. Slide the egg into the water as close as possible to the whirlpool.
  7. If you like a soft poached egg, cook for 2-3 minutes or 3-4 minutes if you like a firm yolk.
  8. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the egg from the hot water into a bowl of cold water. This can stop the cooking process so you don’t overcook your egg.
  9. Remove from the cold water and pat dry on a plate lined with paper towel.


I will try this out and show pictures next week. Wish me luck


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