Introduction: How to Make Poached Eggs

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For this recipe on how to make poached eggs, you will need:
Boiling pot of water
2 tsp of vinegar
A pinch of Salt 
A pinch of Pepper
A ladle to place eggs into the water with
A slotted spoon to remove the eggs from the water

To make the breakfast bagle you will need to add:
1 package of whole wheat bagels
2 cups of Lettuce
2 tomatoes
2 cups of shredded cheese

Step 1: Step One

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Bring pot of water to boil.  Water should fill about 5-6 inches of the pot.

Step 2: Step 2

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Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3: Step 3

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When water begins to boil, add 2 tsps of white vinegar.

Step 4: Step 4

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Lower water to a simmer, carefully crack one egg in ladle or teacup.

Step 5: Step 5

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Lower teacup or ladle into the water, pour egg in as gently as possible.

Step 6: Step 6

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 Egg white coagulates in about 2-3 minutes.  Leave yolk runny and remove egg gently.

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Repeat all steps with each egg. 


vincent7520 (author)2011-01-19

simple and perfect ! … 

thank you !…

vincent7520 (author)2011-01-19

good point !!!…

Do I love poached eggs … 

A remembrance of my pre-cholesterol days ! … :((

I cooked those almost every day !… :))

vincent7520 (author)2011-01-19

great photo !!!…
it alsmost looks as the yoke is shot falling into the spoon !…

lemonie (author)2010-04-28

That looks very good, and now I'm hungry.
I've heard that boiling the water (with plenty of salt to raise the boiling-point), then turning the heat-off is good in that you don't have the same motion in the water that disturbs the white.
Grind pepper on your poached-egg for best pepper flavour.


carpii (author)lemonie2011-01-09

Ive tried the 'heat off' method, it gets good results but takes quite a long time.

I think its easier to just turn it down to a VERY low simmer, so the egg whites dont get broken up.

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