How to poach eggs perfectly

Poach eggs perfectly

Poaching eggs can be tricky. But with the right method (and super-fresh eggs), you can get it right every time. Here’s how to poach eggs perfectly, courtesy of Thomas Keller.

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Method

  1. Break each egg into a small bowl containing a little vinegar. Allow the eggs to stand for 5 minutes (this tightens the white to stop it from spreading).

  2. Bring a shallow saucepan of water to a simmer and slip the egg in with the vinegar (in a whirlpool if you wish).

  3. 
Simmer for exactly 2 minutes. Poach eggs one by one for best results.

  4. Remove using a slotted spoon and keep warm, or reheat by slipping back into hot water just before serving.

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    Chris Green
    July 27, 2016

    Must admit this works well thanks Thomas