Perfect poached eggs – how do you do yours?
I bring to boil salted (sea salt) water then turn heat down until it’s not boiling anymore then spin in a circular motion (whirlpool) with a whisk, wait until less aggravated, crack the egg into the middle and wait until cooked. If the egg needs a little more encouragement to cook, I turu up the heat again.Posted 5 years agojambalayaSubscriber
cling film method works well, you can snip the film shut with the plastic clips used for food bags
the chefs method is to add a little vinegar to the water and then spin the water to create a small whirlpool (not a raging torrent), break a fresh egg into a cup and then gently slide the egg into the centre of the pool. The water should be very gently simmering having been previously brought to the boil
+1 cinnanom girl, the food of gods.Posted 5 years agoscaledMember
Practice and a steady hand! I can now poach 4 eggs in one pan at the same time. Just boil some water, keep the heat on and gently crack the egg in to the water.
I have got a microwave poacher which makes rubbish poached eggs, however it gets used every week day for breakfast eggs.Posted 5 years ago
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I used to consume a vast quantity of poached eggs when we had chickens.
the trick is to use really really fresh eggs… then you don’t need any tricks at all. Just break the egg into simmering water.
I used to use a frying pan full of simmering water, and break 6 eggs into it. The eggs stay perfectly self contained, just pick them out when they’re cooked to your liking 🙂
DTH (doubt that helps)
DavePosted 5 years agotoys19Member
No they’re not – fried eggs are, well, fried. the poachers steam them, and steam is water in a slightly different format.
Not if the steam heats up the bottom of a non stick pan. The pan frys the egg – thats what a “poacher ” does.
To be poached they have to be in contact with liquid water.
Christ I’m having poached egg on toast tonight.
A pair of poached eggs on dry cured bacon a few days ago. Shame I only had cheapo brown bread, really they needed some yummy home made soda bread like me mammy used to make.
Posted 5 years ago
Explain how you break an egg into some cling film without it going every where please
Get some microwaveable clingfilm
Get a cup
Push the cling film into the cup, and crack the egg into the cling film
You should be able to tie the clingfilm around the top of the egg,
Drop egg into boiling water, and poach normallyhoneybadgerxSubscriber
Following on from seeing the egg-timer solution in the first world problems post, lets see what STW solutions there are to that great first world problem, how to cook the perfect poached egg without it devolving into a frothy mess?
We’ll take fresh eggs as a given.
My preferred method is to sit the eggs in a bowl of hot water (not boiled, from the hot tap), for a couple of minutes to pre-warm and then crack into a deep sided frying pan with inch deep gently simmering water.Posted 5 years ago
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