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Thursday 23 April 2015

Did someone tell you poaching eggs was tricky?

Perfect poached egg

"Did someone tell you poaching eggs was tricky? Pah! The lies people tell ...

From poaching pans to wrapping eggs in clingfilm, creating a whirlpool to saying a prayer, we've tried it all when it comes to poaching eggs. But it's time to consign these strange methods to history because there's really no need.

Getting it right - You will need:

Eggs. You definitely can't do this without eggs
1 tbsp white wine vinegar (any vinegar will do but white wine is best)
Pan of water
Ramekin or cup
Slotted spoon
Kitchen paper

1. Bring your pan of water to a simmer and add the vinegar – there's no need to stir.

2. Crack your egg into a ramekin and drop into the water as close to the surface as possible.

3. Add more eggs. Leave for two to two and a half minutes if you like them runny or four minutes for firm.

4. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on kitchen paper and serve on a hot buttered crumpets. Delish

Poaching eggs

Egg on your face - Avoid these all-too-easy poaching pitfalls:

Old eggs: the fresher the egg, the more tightly the whites stay together – so get them fresh from the shop.

A rolling boil: don't let your water get too hot. Simmering is just a few small bubbles rising gently to the surface. Nothing too lively.

Falling from grace: if you drop your eggs from a great height they're going to be harmed in the process.

Over-egged: nothing's sadder than a hard egg if you like yours runny. Test an egg for doneness by bringing it out of the water with a slotted spoon and giving it a poke. If it's soft it's ready."
Original article here
How about a nice poached egg for breakfast tomorrow? Of course you could always have a nice slice of gluten free loaf to go with it, or just a tasty rasher of bacon or slice of ham.
All the best Jan


Launna said...

I had no idea you could make pouched eggs as firm yolks... I'll have to try them out... I always thought pouched eggs had to be runny and I like my yolk cooked ;-) ♡

Anonymous said...

The egg in this looks delicious. Will mine turn out the same. Perhaps I will get someone else to do it. Darling ...


Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Launna - many thanks for your comment. You should give them a try, they are delicious

Hi Ben - many thanks for your comment. Poached eggs are delicious - try out the tips in the article, I'm sure the result will be good - I hope so!

All the best Jan

PlumPetals said...

I have yet to poach an egg -- but I'll give it a go :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi PlumPetals - many thanks for your comment. Do give poached eggs a go, it's great for a change.

All the best Jan