perfect poached egg
Breakfast,  Recipes

How to Make the Perfect Poached Egg…

My dad is from the Upstate of South Carolina and one morning while he was visiting I asked him if he wanted a poached egg for breakfast. In his southern accent he said, “a what?”. I said, “Trust me. If you love a good runny then you’ll love a poached egg”. I made him a poached egg exactly like you see here and he said, “Maria, that’s about the best runny egg I ever had!”. I thought to myself…I was never raised on poached eggs and I didn’t know how to make them until recently so I bet other people don’t know either! So…you’re welcome. 

eggs in prep bowls

Crack each egg into a small individual bowl. Next, add a teaspoon of white vinegar to 2-3 inches of water before bringing it to a simmer. Adding vinegar will make the whites firm faster.

Japanese colander, boiling water, eggs in prep bowls

When the water is at a simmer, lower the egg in the glass bowl into the simmering water. Simmer for 3-5 minutes. A proper poached egg is RUNNY—and if anyone tells you any different then they are wrong. A poached egg that isn’t runny is called an overcooked egg. True Story.

place eggs in boiling water
place eggs into boiling water poached egg in colanderRemove from simmering and gently shake off excess water with your utensil of choice or dry on a paper towel. I prefer this Japanese colander. I got it from Williams Sonoma a million years ago.  two poached eggs over wholegrain toastPlace poached eggs on two pieces of toasted wholegrain bread and add kosher salt & crushed black pepper on top. Seasoning is KEY!  perfect poached eggI like to add chopped baby spinach on top of my eggs to get my daily serving of greens! Feel free to experiment! Be creative and let me know how your poached eggs turn out. You can add ham or bacon. Make a breakfast sandwich. Make eggs Benedict with hollandaise sauce. The possibilities are endless.

If you like it, share it! Thanks, y'all!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *