Perfectly Poached Eggs

Perfectly Poached Eggs recipe
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Credit: Whisk Media Group
Recipe by: Australian Eggs
www.australianeggs.org.au
Average: 4.2 (38 votes)
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Difficulty
Easy
Category
Cuisine
Prep:  5 minutes
Cook:  10 minutes
Serves:  1
Learn how to perfectly poach eggs every time with these simple techniques. You can test for softness/firmness by lifting an egg on a spoon and gently pressing a finger on the yolk. Watch the video below.

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Perfectly Poached Eggs
Perfectly Poached Eggs
Method:
Perfectly Poached Eggs
  1. In a large saucepan, add water to 5-6 cm. Bring to the boil.
  2. Break an egg into a small bowl.
  3. Reduce heat until water is barely bubbling, then with a large spoon, gently stir the water in a circular motion to create a whirlpool which will draw the egg into the centre of the pan.
  4. Carefully slide the egg into the water.
  5. Allow 3½ - 4 minutes for poached eggs with firm whites and soft, runny yolks, and 4-5 minutes for firmer yolks.
Tips & Hints:
  • You can test for softness/firmness by lifting an egg on a spoon and gently pressing a finger on the yolk
  • To make sure that the egg does not separate, add a pinch of salt and ½ teaspoon of vinegar to water before adding in eggs
  • Egg should be cold when poaching eggs. So use eggs straight from the fridge or even stand them in iced water for several minutes before cooking.

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