How to Make Poached Eggs

Introduction: How to Make Poached Eggs

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

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

Step 2: Step 2

Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3: Step 3

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

Step 4: Step 4

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

Step 5: Step 5

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

Step 6: Step 6

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

Step 7: Step 7

Repeat all steps with each egg. 

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    5 Discussions


    10 years ago on Step 7

    simple and perfect ! … 

    thank you !…


    10 years ago on Step 5

    good point !!!…

    Do I love poached eggs … 

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

    I cooked those almost every day !… :))


    10 years ago on Step 4

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


    10 years ago on Introduction

    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.



    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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.