HOW TO POACH AN EGG
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Good Morning beautiful people!
It’s not the best joke around BUT! I just couldn’t resist & I know that it made you smile! After I posted my, “Rise & Shine! It’s breakfast time!” blog earlier this week I had a couple of reader requests on how to poach an egg. Using my experience and some added research I have put together my Healthy Girl top three methods on how to get that perfect poached egg!
The “Vortex” Method
What you need:
- 1 large fresh egg.
- 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.
- A sprinkle of Himalayan Salt.
- 1 small pot.
- 1 whisk/spoon.
- A small container/ramekin.
- A slotted spoon.
- Kitchen towel.
- Take the small pot and fill it with about 12cm of water (you want to make sure that the water covers and goes slightly beyond the egg when its in the water).
- Sprinkle some Himalayan salt into the water and bring to a boil.
- Meanwhile, crack the fresh egg into a small container/ramekin (this makes dropping the egg into the pot easier and less messy).
- Once the water has reached a boil, turn the temperature down so that the water is simmering (still having a bubble but not at boiling point).
- Add the tablespoon of white vinegar to the simmering water and begin to stir the water with a whisk/spoon in a circular motion (creating a whirl/vortex in the water). This motion is what helps the egg to keep its shape.
- At this point remove the whisk from the water and gently pour the egg as close to the middle of the whirl/vortex.
- Gently use a spoon to move ends of the egg white towards the yolk.
- Simmer the egg for about 3 minutes if you want a soft egg and about 5 minutes if you want a harder egg. This process will take some trial and era for you to determine what amount of time works best for you based on how you prefer your eggs to be done.
- Using a slotted spoon gently remove the poached egg for the water and place it on to a kitchen towel. This helps to remove any excess water from the egg because AINT nobody got time for soggy eggs!
4 Egg Hole Poacher – You are looking at the Kitchen Craft 4 Egg Hole Poached as found on Yuppie Chef! I am currently saving up to get myself one of these – this is definitely a must have kitchen investment for me! The beauty of this pan is that it’s consistent, hassle-free and guarantees a perfect egg every time.
PoachPods – These little gems are the cooking tool that I am currently using to poach my eggs! PoachPods as found on YuppieChef (many local homeware stores stock them as well). These GENIUS silicone molds allow you to float and poach your egg in boiling water – similar to how a lily pad would float on a pond! Once your egg is ready you simply turn the nonstick pod inside out and carefully push the perfectly shaped poached egg out. PoachPod’s are dishwasher safe and are ONLY R149.00 for a set of two including the lifter (seen above).
I hope that you are EGG-CITED (see what I did there?! Hehe!) & ready to get your poach ON!