Originally posted on July 18, 2009
I decided to learn how to poach an egg today and it is actually quite a simple process. First take a skillet or saucepan where you can fill it up with water to a height of about 3 inches. Boil the water at high heat.
While you’re waiting for the water to boil, crack an egg into a shallow bowl or cup. You want to do this because poaching an egg is a gentle process. You can’t just crack an egg into the boiling water because everything will disperse into different areas and you’ll be left with a funky egg.
Once the water is at a boil, turn it to low heat, add in a little white wine vinegar (or any vinegar will do), and gently submerge your bowl with the egg into the water and slowly pour out the egg. Let the egg poach for a couple minutes (for runny yolk, poach for less time). I personally like it runny so I poached it a little too long today. Once ready, scoop out carefully and tada, poached egg!