Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Perfect Poached Egg

This might sound a little weird. Don't be scared. Just trust me, you can make a perfect poached egg with the 4 things pictured right here:

Fill a large pot with a generous amount of water and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer after that. Tear off a big square of plastic wrap and line a cup with it. You can spray it with a little cooking spray if you think it might stick, but I haven't had such problems yet.

Crack the egg into the well

Gather up the plastic wrap around the egg, and tie the bundle with another piece of plastic wrap (or just make a knot in this one if there's enough room)

Toss the egg into the simmering water. Cover the pot and set the timer for 4 minutes for a set white and runny yolk (I'm not sure how long you'd go to get a done yolk, you'd have to experiment).

When your 4 minutes are up, take your little egg bundle out of the water and set it on some paper towel. Unwrap gently so you don't break the yolk! Using a spoon to scoop the egg up is the easier way to transfer it to a plate.

And there you have it, the perfect poached egg!
I might be back later tonight with some baking...we'll see. I'm half done exams and my next one isn't until Tuesday, so I have a little bit of time off. I hope the weather is as gorgeous for you as it is for me right now- 23C in Montreal!!! (73F maybe? warm!!!)
Oh and the Canadians are playing Boston tonight in what is sure to be an awesome game.... GO HABS!!!!!!!!!


VeggieGirl said...

I do hope that you end up baking - I can't wait to see what you make! :0)

Enjoy the gorgeous weather!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Maybe I should rename my blog? How about "Handsome, Naked, Skinny Vegan Men eating Chocolate Sausages"

Do you think anyone would read?

Go Habs, indeed :o)

ashley said...

(5 Things- the Stove counts!!)

Thank tou for posting this! I have always been terrified of poached eggs because I had no idea to do them. (Do they taste any different?)

linds said...

hey ashley! nope, they taste the same as any other kind of poached egg I've had. They are soooo easy this way, let me know if you try it!! :)

Jill said...

Those are perfect! I am terrible at poaching eggs... I NEED to try this!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Oh my gosh, you made me laugh SO HARD!

Anonymous said...


ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Seriously, you are cracking me up over here!

I will gladly relinquish the creepy searches to you ("chocolate covered porn" anyone?)