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    Kittencal's Perfect Poached Eggs

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    7 mins

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    5 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    This is the only method I use for the best poached eggs, you will never go wrong with this recipe! you may of coarse increase the eggs to whatever amount desired, the addition of a small amount of milk will create a softer egg :)

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    1. 1
      Grease a saucepan with a very small amount of melted butter or margarine (do not use cooking spray it will affect the taste of the eggs).
    2. 2
      Add in cold water to a depth of 2-inches in the saucepan.
    3. 3
      Add in milk and a pinch of salt to the water; bring to a boil then reduce to a light simmer.
    4. 4
      Holding the egg as close as possible to the simmering water break eggs one at a time into the water.
    5. 5
      Simmer over very low heat for 5 minutes or until desired doneness.
    6. 6
      Carefully remove eggs with a slotted spoon.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 15, 2013


      I knew, without a doubt, that Kitten would guide me thru making poached eggs, for the first time I might add, without a hitch - I was not disappointed. I like poached eggs but have always been afraid of trying to prepare them, but with Kitten's help I was able to make an elegant breakfast for my DH and myself this morning - thank you so much, again, Kitten for your guidance.

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    • on November 24, 2012


      Buttering the pan makes cleanup easier (I use a stainless steel saucepan), hence the 4 stars. I've always just made poached eggs in plain water; not sure what the milk was supposed to add but I couldn't tell the difference. For certain, five minutes is exceptionally too long unless you're actually going for hard boiled consistency.

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    • on December 01, 2010

      OMG! Hadn't seen this "Kitten" recipe until Faux Chef Lael brought it up. Just tried this tonight with some biscuits and sausage gravy. Why have I been strugglinging with poached eggs all my life and this worked beatifully? I think "Kitten's" love comes with every recipe....yea, that's the tic. Thanks Kitten, another 5 pluser!

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    Nutritional Facts for Kittencal's Perfect Poached Eggs

    Serving Size: 1 (55 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 74.7
    Calories from Fat 44
    Total Fat 4.9 g
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    Cholesterol 186.7 mg
    Sodium 125.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 6.4 g

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