By CountryLady on December 25, 2003
Photo by sloe cooker
Photo by sloe cooker
"Serve on buttered toast for a "regular" Sunday breakfast or make Eggs Benedict or Eggs Florentine for a "special" occasion! The eggs should be cold & as fresh as possible."
Serving Size: 1 (430 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"The perfect way to poach eggs, these are great! For me, 2 1/2 minutes is just right. A cook's note from Gourmet magazine that I find very helpful is: Poached eggs keep overnight. Transfer eggs as cooked with a slotted spoon to a bowl of cold water, then chill in water. To reheat eggs, lower them into simmering water with a slotted spoon and cook 20 to 30 seconds. Transfer to paper towels. Thanks for posting CountryLady!"
"I am the only poached egg eater in this house. Therefore, I do not make 8 eggs at one time! However, I always add a little vinegar to "keep the whites together". It is a great little trick!"
"This worked out very nicely. I don't think I turned the heat up high enough at first though, as it took a very long time for my water to simmer! But once it did, the eggs were good and it was easy. I even got my 2 year old to have some, and she has always refused eggs!"
"Easy and delicious. I am fairly new to poaching eggs and this will be my "go to" recipe for poached eggs. I only cooked 2 eggs, the only thing missing was toast for sopping up all that runny yummy yolk. Thanks for posting CountryLady"
"This was good but I'm going to need a lot of practice making these I'm afraid. My eggs didn't look to good but they tasted good."
"Been poaching eggs like this for years and thought for this morning a nice quick breakfast but I was really tired after a really bad night (very little sleep) and muffed it up a little but still very much enjoyed (my main mistake I think was that I took the eggs straight out of the fridge where normally I have them at room temperature). Thank you CountryLady, made for All You Can Cook Buffet."
"This review is from my DH. He wanted to try poached eggs - never had them before. I followed the directions exactly and sprinkled with salt and pepper when serving. He thoroughly enjoyed them. 5 stars all the way!"
"My picky youngest son even liked these! I have troubles getting him to eat "healthy" -- and this was a definite yummy and healthy treat for him. Thank you for posting. -Heather"
"What I thought would be an OK late breakfast, turned out to be simply wonderful. I followed the directions exactly and it worked perfectly. The eggs stayed together and the yolks were amazing. I wasn't sure I would like the texture of the eggs, which was holding me back from making a poached egg. BUT, these were so delicious that I savored every bite. Thanks for the great, easy, anyone can make recipe. LOVED IT."
"First time making poached eggs... and it was so much easier than I had expected! Thank you!"
"This was my first attempt at making poached eggs. Your instructions were wonderful. I do need to ''practice' a little to get them looking as pretty as Leslie's photo....but I'll work on that. :) Thanks for sharing. Made for the May Pool Party Tag in the Diabetic Forum"
"Thanks for posting this basic recipe! Worked great for me!!"
"I saw Leslie's photograph and had to ask her how long she poached the eggs since I get easily gagged by undercooked eggs - I took her advice at 5 minutes. Absolutely perfect match with my Hollandaise! thanks for the technique Country Lady and Thanks to Leslie for the timing. SA ;)"
"Thank you so much. Mine were NOT perfect, but durn close. And closer than they have ever been in my history. I am suspicious that I was over eager and should have let the water get a little hotter and should have used eggs that had not been hanging our for two weeks. But I adore poached eggs and really thank you for teaching me how to make them. Reg"
"Very good eggs. The only complaint is even though I tried to drain them by using a slotted spoon, there still was a little more water than I would have hoped to have. But I think this is something I have to work on. Maybe blotting them with a paper towel will help. But I loved how easy these are to make. My grandson likes a soft yolk in his eggs -- and I'm always breaking the yolk when I try and fry them -- so I was excited at how easy I was able to get the yolks as he likes them."
"I love poached eggs but mine always turn out messy when I try them in a pot of water. This was the answer to my problem. I made these for a late night snack and they hit the spot. Wonderful recipe and easy to make. Thanks for posting."
"Tried poached eggs for the first time and all I can say is...your title says it all! Perfect! Thanks for the simple instructions!"
"Thanks CountryLady for a sharing this great way to make poached eggs!! I made only three since I am the only one who eats them at my house and they came out perfect. Thanks again, H.C."