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How to Poach Eggs

Poached eggs make an impressive breakfast or brunch perched on toast or as the key component of Eggs Benedict. Plus, they’re delicious and so easy to make. In this video, you’ll learn how to poach eggs. You’ll get advice on the tools to use for poaching and see how to get the plumpest, prettiest poached eggs. We’ll show you how to slip the fresh cracked eggs gently into a pan of boiling water and how to keep the whites from spreading out too much. You’ll learn the signs that tell you when the eggs are ready, and get tips to ensure a soft landing when you remove them from the boiling water. There’s also a smart tip for making poached eggs in advance to feed a large crowd.

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  • GaryH

Seeing how you remove them from a paper towel without sticking would be educational and enjoyable.

  • RW442002

I poach my eggs in a small butter dish covered by a saucer for a little over a minute in the microwave!! Delicious, Then I put them on a piece of toast!! :o)

  • Diane Lundquist

I never add vinegar or salt to the water. Also, I turn off the water after sliding in the eggs and cover the pan for a few minutes. My poached eggs are the best! (IMHO!!)