While reading Real Simple at the gym this morning, I read that the key to successfully poaching eggs is to add a little bit of white vinegar to the pot of boiling water.
Here are some other tips:
- Poach the egg in milk for a richer taste
- Add a bit of white vinegar to the boiling water (other vinegars may be used as well, but may alter the appearance of a perfectly white poached egg)
- The fresher the egg, the better it poaches
- Crack the egg into a ramekin so it may easily slip into the water
- Spin the water with a spoon before dropping the egg in
- Drop the egg into the middle of the spinning water
- Allow the egg to cook for 3 – 4 minutes
- Remove the egg from the water with a slotted spoon
With all this new knowledge, I was ready to make my first attempt!
Or, in Sadie’s case, complete success!
Sadie earned her failed egg after expending some energy at the dog park before dinner.
I threw in the towel on the poached egg attempt after only one try because Ryan and I were too hungry to waste any more time.
Any tips out there for making the perfect poached egg?
We enjoyed our non-poached eggs on top of toast and ham steaks.
Even though we didn’t get to enjoy poached eggs as planned, dinner was still pretty darn tasty.
The best part? I have a leftover ham steak that’s just screamin’ to be used in a breakfast sandwich tomorrow morning. Yay for leftovers!