How to Poach an Egg

Making a poached egg is not as hard as it seems. It's all about having a fresh egg. The actual technique is simple and if you follow the instructions, it comes out great every time.

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How to Poach an Egg Recipe
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First, gather your ingredients

First, gather your ingredients

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Next, fill your pot with water. Enough to double the eggs height and width

Next, fill your pot with water. Enough to double the eggs height and width

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Then, crack the egg into the bowl

Then, crack the egg into the bowl

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Add half a teaspoon of salt to the egg

Add half a teaspoon of salt to the egg

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Add about 1 tablespoon of vinegar to the egg

Add about 1 tablespoon of vinegar to the egg

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Boil the water over high heat. Once it's at a rolling boil, turn the heat down a little. It should still be boiling, put not as intense.

Boil the water over high heat. Once it's at a rolling boil, turn the heat down a little. It should still be boiling, put not as intense.

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Whisk the water until it forms a whirlpool. The ensures that the egg will stay in the middle of the pot.

Whisk the water until it forms a whirlpool. The ensures that the egg will stay in the middle of the pot.

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Add your egg into the middle of the vortex. Cook it for 1 minute, 40 seconds. If you like it a little more cooked, try 2 minutes 15 seconds.

Add your egg into the middle of the vortex. Cook it for 1 minute, 40 seconds. If you like it a little more cooked, try 2 minutes 15 seconds.

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Take the egg out with a slotted spoon.

Take the egg out with a slotted spoon.

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Put it on toast or a napkin to set

Put it on toast or a napkin to set

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Yum!

Yum!

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Crack it open, put salt and pepper on it and enjoy!

Crack it open, put salt and pepper on it and enjoy!

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