Poached Eggs - it's one of those recipes I've feared. It's always described as a temperamental and difficult recipe. How badly would my first attempt fail? Trying to avoid failure, I did some research. Turns out, making poached eggs isn't so difficult if you've got a few tricks up your sleeve. I like to crack the egg into a small bowl or container first. It allows for a more controlled egg drop. However, the most helpful hint is actually stirring the water before adding the egg. The moving water forces the egg into the center of the pot, making for a neater poached egg. Now you've mastered poached eggs, so go impress your friends with some Smoked Salmon Benedict!
Yield: 1 poached egg
|1. Gather all materials.|
|2. Crack egg into a small bowl or ramekin.|
|3. Bring water to a simmer and quickly stir the water in one direction.|
|4. Carefully pour egg into water.|
|5. Let egg cook for approximately 5 minutes, undisturbed.|
|6. Remove egg with a slotted spoon. You've successfully poached an egg!|