Saturday, 27 August 2016

Perfect Poached Eggs

Cooking poached eggs seems to be something that everyone has their own technique for doing. I've tried various methods such as swirling the water before hand or adding vinegar to the water, but the best method I've found is the one I describe below.


  • eggs


  1. Get a frying pan with high sides of about an inch
  2. Fill the frying pan about 3/4 full with water
  3. Heat over a high heat until the water starts to simmer
  4. Turn the heat down so that the water is happily simmering away
  5. Break the egg into a cup
  6. As carefully as possible, and from as close to the surface of the water as possible, pour the egg into the water in one smooth movement
  7. Cook for about a minute, or a minute and a half
  8. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and serve

The yolk in these eggs will still be nice and runny. If you want it firmer then simmer in the water for about a minute longer or go for the microwave method.

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