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Poached Egg Recipe

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In this post you’ll learn the gentile art of cooking an egg in boiling water, without the shell. This is the internet’s perfect poached egg recipe.

Simple Poached Eggs

How do I make poached eggs?

To make a poached egg you’ll need to crack an egg through a mesh strainer in a small bowl. Next, you’ll fill a saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil over high heat. When the the water starts to boil, reduce to low heat. Slide egg into the water and remove saucepan from heat, put a lid on it, and let it sit for 4 minutes.

Let’s get into specifics (also found in the recipe card below)

Crack the Egg

Crack an egg into a small bowl or ramekin. Repeat with the second egg in a separate dish. Set aside.
** NOTE ** – To reduce any stringy egg whites on your poached egg, crack your egg into a mesh strainer first and let any of the watery whites drip out before transferring to the small dish.

Poached Eggs

Saucepan and Water Egg Method

Fill a small saucepan halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. As soon as it starts to boil, reduce heat to low.

Gently tilt the ramekin over the simmering water and slide an egg into the water. Repeat with the other egg, trying to keep them from touching each other if possible.

Finish the Poached Egg

Remove saucepan from heat, put a lid on it, and let it sit for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, remove the lid and use a slotted spoon to gently take the poached eggs out of the water. If you prefer a more firm yolk, let sit in the pan for 5-6 minutes instead of 4.

Serve right away.

Easy Poached Eggs

How long does it take to poach an egg?

As you can see from above the process of poaching an egg should take no longer than 5 minutes.

We think a poached egg is best when served with Hollandaise Sauce.

Perfect Poached Eggs

What is a poached egg?

A poached egg is an elegant and straightforward breakfast option. You poach an egg in water and the process (in full) takes no more than 5 minutes. See the card below for details on how to make the perfect poached egg recipe.

Perfect Poached Eggs

Perfect Poached Eggs

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large Eggs
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Crack an egg into a small bowl or ramekin. Repeat with the second egg in a separate dish. Set aside.
    ** NOTE ** - To reduce any stringy egg whites on your poached egg, crack your egg into a mesh strainer first and let any of the watery whites drip out before transferring to the small dish.
  2. Fill a small saucepan halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. As soon as it starts to boil, reduce heat to low.
  3. Gently tilt the ramekin over the simmering water and slide an egg into the water. Repeat with the other egg, trying to keep them from touching each other if possible.
  4. Remove saucepan from heat, put a lid on it, and let it sit for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, remove the lid and use a slotted spoon to gently take the poached eggs out of the water. If you prefer a more firm yolk, let sit in the pan for 5-6 minutes instead of 4.
  5. Serve right away.

Notes

** Your microwave power may vary from mine and may need more or less time to cook.

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