Poached Eggs

"When I was a young girl I did not know what a poached egg was. We were raised on a farm where we got fried or scrambled eggs because there were too many of us to get special treatment. So we all got the same thing. I figure there are some out there who do not know how to poach an egg."
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  • Use an egg poacher and follow manufacturers directions.
  • ~~~~~~OR Fill a small skillet with water.
  • Bring water to a full boil.
  • Reduce heat to just below simmering.
  • Add 1 teaspoon vinegar.
  • Break egg carefully into water.
  • If white spreads, push it toward center with a spoon.
  • Cook for approximately 4 minutes, depending on desired doneness.
  • Remove egg with a slotted spoon.
  • Serve on English muffin or toast.

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  1. Once the water is simmering, stir the water several times in a clock-wise or anti-clockwise direction, (one or the other) to create a 'whirlpool'. Drop the eggs one by one into this whirlpool and they will stay rounded in shape.
  2. Turned out PERFECT. I consider myself a good cook but have always struggled with poached eggs. Not anymore! Thanks a bunch!!!
  3. I add salt to the boiling water, to help hold the whites together while poaching. Great eggies!
  4. Fantastic is all i can say.
  5. Turned out great. It also helps to swirl the water in a circle, then slip in egg. The white wraps around and into itself, keeping it together more.


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