I deliberated about putting this under "cooking basics", because that implies that I am going to give you a recipe for a tried and tested dish (or what have you) that I always make. Not so much with poached eggs, as this was my first lesson in making them! Levi has made them for me a couple of times and this morning I decided he could make one, and I would make the next one. Five eggs later, I was eating one poached egg with my toast :(
On the upside, it was a delicious poached egg.
Does anyone have any poaching tips? I'm determined to get this right!
POACHED EGGS, ATTEMPT 1
1. Bring a saucepan full of water to the boil, and then lower the heat to a simmer
2. Crack an egg into a large spoon (or a 1/3 cup measure) and leave it there for a bit.
3. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, create a whirlpool in the water.
4. Gently lower the egg in and keep stirring to create the whirlpool - this is what binds the white bit to the yolk.