Learning how to poach an egg is fairly easy. As poaching uses no oil or butter, learning how to poach an egg is a much healthier option than frying eggs. Many people find poached eggs better tasting than fried, boiled or scrambled eggs, so learning to poach as egg gives you another option when your friends come around! This learning how to poach an egg guide is easy to follow and also has some simple tips and tricks on poaching an egg
1. Get a saucepan and fill it at least half full with water. If it is a smaller pan you may need to fill it two thirds full
2. (Optional) Add some white vinegar to the water. This keeps the egg a perfect color, although there isn’t much difference between eggs done with and without vinegar.
Tip 1: Do not use a type of vinegar other than white vinegar because the eggs will taste really bad!
Tip 2: Fresher eggs poach very easily so you don’t need to add any vinegar
3. Turn the heat up just above medium and wait until the water begins to boil
4. Immediately turn the heat down to low.
Tip 3: If you put the eggs in boiling water they will change shape, texture and taste. Depending on how hot the water is, anything can happen to the eggs!
5. When the water stops boiling and begins to simmer crack the egg into the center of the saucepan. If you have two or more eggs try to place the eggs as far away as possible as the eggs run and tend to run into one another
Tip 4: Cracking the egg into the pan can take a lot of skill. You may want to crack the egg into a bowl first, which makes placing it in the pan much easier.
6. After 3-4 minutes your eggs will be nicely poached. If you like runny eggs then leave them in the pan for just under 3 minutes.
Tip 5: Constantly spooning water over the top of the eggs will ensure that the yokes cook more thoroughly.
7. Remove the eggs from the pan and enjoy the taste of your perfectly poached eggs
Tip 6: Poached eggs are great to have on toast or as a side to bacon. Just enjoy that fresh taste!
Hope you enjoyed the egg poaching guide. Hopefully it helps you impress your friends and family!
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