How to Make Poached Egg

July 01, 2021

Perfectly poached eggs are delicious with mashed avocado on toast. 

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Poach Eggs

Eggs are staple in my kitchen.

I love to have my scrambled eggs (minus milk) on weekends.
To have soft boiled egg with a dash of white pepper and sweet soya sauce (kechap manis), is another favourite since young.
Omelette is another easy (read lazy) side dish for mid week dinner.

Poach eggs?
Not so often. 

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What is Poach Egg?

Fresh eggs are drop into hot, low simmering, mildly acidic water for few minutes. Poached eggs are little morsels of egg whites firm up and enclosed around the oozy, yellow golden yolk, forming a little egg package.

How to Make Poached Eggs?

Printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post.

However, I will share this quick guide through the photos below.

 Crack fresh egg Transfer egg to a bowl

1. Crack fresh egg into tea strainer, to drain off the egg white 'water-y' bits.
Poach egg will not look pretty with this excess water.

  Add vinegar to water

2. Bring water to quick boil then lower heat to a gentle simmer (only few tiny bubbles at the base)
Add vinegar and stir.

 dropped egg dish out egg from pot

3. Drop the egg in the middle. Leave for 3 minutes (set your timer for this)
Scoop with slotted spoon (or tea strainer)
Serve.

 eggs poached


Can I use Lemon juice instead of vinegar?

Absolutely.

Lemon and vinegar are acidic, hence it help the egg white coagulate and form that firm white egg enclosed the yolk.

Will there be sour after taste?

The amount of either vinegar or lemon used is so little, compared to 4 cups (at least) of water, to leave a sour after taste.

Short answer : NO


How long to cook the egg for?

I used egg at room temperature.
Took me 3 minutes to get that nice runny creamy poached egg.

How do you serve poached eggs?

There many ways to enjoy poached egg, and one of them is to serve poached egg on toast with mashed avocado.

You can also serve poached eggs with asparagus and drizzle some hollandaise sauce.

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Some other Egg-citing food to try

Eggs in yoghurt sauce
Shakshuka
Korean bibimbap
How to pasteurize eggs 


Video on How To Make Perfect Poached Egg




How To Make Poached Egg

How To Make Poached Egg
Yield: 1
Author: Lisa Ho
Prep time: 2 MinCook time: 3 MinTotal time: 5 Min
Perfectly poached eggs are delicious with mashed avocado on toast.

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh egg
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 4 cups of water

Instructions

  1. Crack egg into a tea strainer.
  2. Leave it to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer egg to a small bowl.
  4. Boil water in saucepan.
  5. Once water start to boil, turn down the heat to low (only little bubbles appear at the bottom of the pot)
  6. Stir in vinegar
  7. Stir in circles.
  8. Drop the egg into the pot.
  9. Let the egg sits for 3 minutes,
  10. Scoop egg with slotted spoon (I use bigger tea strainer)
  11. Rest on kitchen paper.
  12. Serve immediately.

Notes:

  1. Use fresh eggs whenever possible.
  2. Always crack egg over tea strainer to rid off water in the egg (the fresher the egg, the lesser water they have)
  3. Lemon juice can be used instead of vinegar

Nutrition Facts

Calories

74.19

Fat (grams)

4.76

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.56

Carbs (grams)

0.37

Fiber (grams)

0.00

Net carbs

0.37

Sugar (grams)

0.20

Protein (grams)

6.28

Sodium (milligrams)

91.31

Cholesterol (grams)

186.00
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 What are poached eggs? Poached eggs are little morsels of egg whites firm up and enclosed around the oozy, yellow golden yolk, forming a little egg package.

Perfectly poached eggs are delicious with mashed avocado on toast.


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