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

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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


    8 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 !… :))


    8 years ago on Step 4

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


    9 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.


    1 reply

    Reply 8 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.