How to poach an egg

As a food lover you’re allways looking for new challenges, right? Last week I wanted to make an attempt to poach an egg. I’ve heard about it many times, seen it in movies and read “poached egg” in recipes. But what is a poached egg and how do you make it? I went to the place where I allways go when I’m in despereate need, and as allways, YouTube never disappoints. A poached egg is an egg that you boil directly in water, without the shell! Sounds quite hard to do, doesn’t it? But it isn’t! This is really the perfect way to prepare an egg if you want to impress your friends!

I find that the trick to succeed with this is that the water should not be too warm. Slightly simmering is definitely warm enough. I’m really not an expert at this, but I believe that if the water boils and you pour in your egg, it will be to much movement in the water for the egg whites to cover the yolk nicely. Also, I add in a teaspoon of white vinegar which helps the egg to coagulate the egg white.

So this is how I do it:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  • Water
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Add quite a lot of water in a sauce pan, almost full
  2. Pour in the white vinegar
  3. Put a wooden spoon into the water and make a circular motion, so it looks lik a whirlwind
  4. Crack the egg into a small bowl and pour the egg carefully into the whirlwind in the water
  5. If the egg white doesn’t cover the yolk just yet and the whirlwind has stopped, make the circular motion again
  6. Let it cook for 4-6 minutes, depending on how loose you like your egg yolk
  7. Pick up the egg from the water and drain it


One response to “How to poach an egg

  1. My poached eggs never turn out this good! Will have to give this method a try.

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