How to Prepare Poached Eggs
- Bring 2-3 inches water to a medium boil in a sauce pan. Add 1 tsp of light vinegar, such as wine or apple cider vinegar (use about 1/4 tsp per cup of water). Vinegar helps hold the egg whites together. Don't add salt to the water as it dissolves egg whites.
- Just before adding the eggs, swirl the water with a spoon to create a circular motion in the water. This will help keep the egg together as it cooks.
- Crack eggs into a small bowl one at a time and slip them into the simmering water.
- Cook 5 minutes, until the white is set and the yolk has filmed over. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.