How to Make Perfect Poached Eggs

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Fill a small pot about half way with water and bring to a light summer

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When water comes to simmer- add about half a TBSP of white vinegar to water. This helps the egg hold together :)

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Next, crack an egg into a measuring cup or ramekin

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Now, this is an important step for a perfect poached egg. Stir the water in a circular motion to create a whirlpool (for lack of better word) for your egg.

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While water is still swirling, quickly but gently drop egg into the center of the whirlpool.

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Allow egg to cook for about 3-5mins depending how runny you like your yolk, then remove with a slotted spoon.


As you can see in the previous picture, the egg has held together nicely and there is minimal egg white floating around in the water thanks to the vinegar/whirlpool bath

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I'm trying to loose baby weight so I'm having my poached egg on a slice of dry whole wheat bread w/ tomato slices, a piece of natural smoked turkey and some fresh chives... Less than 200 calories! Yum

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