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Perfect Poached Eggs

We show you how to make perfect poached eggs every time with just eggs, a tablespoon of vinegar, salt and pepper.

Cooking a superb poached egg is not as complicated as the experts make it appear. Our recipe uses normal supermarket eggs, the ones us normal people use, not three day old ones. No fancy ingredients like the champagne vinegar mentioned in one recipe we read! And we have pictures and a real time video (see below) to prove how easy it is with this recipe.

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Poached Egg

INGREDIENTS                         

1 egg
1 tablespoon of white vinegar
Salt and Pepper

PREPARATION TIME

: 3 minutes

COOKING TIME

: 3 to 5 minutes

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

: Easy

FREEZE

? No

SERVINGS

: One

COOKING EQUIPMENT

: 1 pan, slotted spatula, egg whisk or similar.

Video

PREPARATION

Fill a largish pan with about 5cm / 2in of water. Bring to the boil then turn the heat down until the water is just under a boil.

COOK'S NOTES FOR POACHED EGGS

The key to a perfect poached egg is threefold. First, crack the egg into a small container and gently ease it into the lightly simmering water. Second, stir the water so that it is circling round as you pour the egg in. And finally a small amount of vinegar in the water to help the egg white set just that little bit quicker than it would on its own.

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RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1

Break the egg and gently place it into a small container such as a measuring container or a ladle.

Place the container holding the egg in the simmering water for 30 seconds. Remove the egg and add the vinegar, stirring for a few seconds.

STEP 2

Stir the water round and round with the whisk for 10 seconds or so until it is moving round quickly. Gently pour the egg into the water. You can encourage any escaping egg white back to the main poached egg with the spatula. Leave the egg to poach for anything from three minutes to five minutes depending on how well done you like your poached eggs.

Serve on toast with a light sprinkling off salt and pepper.

3 RATINGS GIVEN - AVERAGE 4.5 star rating
5 star rating
20 November 2011
From: Schiffa
Very clear and straightforward instructions - my poached egg turned out nearly as good first time
4 star rating
21 November 2011
From: debs
The video is very useful, thanks for that!
5 star rating
6 February 2012
From: Derek
Well presented for we amateurs
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