Make the Perfect Poached Eggs in 5 Easy Steps

Eggs are AMAZING.  They are a great source of high-quality protein, loaded with vitamins, minerals, + they’re just plain delicious.

We’ve been sizzlin’ eggs in our frying pans, scramblin’ them with cheese,+ we’ve even started baking them in our avocados. But let’s face it. we’ve been ignoring one awesomely delicious way to eat them: Poaching! Poaching can be scary + may take practice, but with these five easy steps, you are sure to be killin’ the egg-game in no time! ; )


*makes 1 serving

1 Egg

1 splash White Vinegar [about 1 tsp]

Water [amount depends on the size of your saucepan]



#1] Begin by filling your saucepan with about 2 inches of water, then heat it over the stove until the water is lightly simmering. Add the white vinegar to the water.  While letting the vinegar simmer for a moment, crack your egg into a small bowl.  This will protect the yolk from breaking + allow for an easier pour into the saucepan.


#2] Now, take a spoon + stir your water//vinegar mixture in a circular motion to create a *whirlpool* effect.  Carefully pour your egg into the center of the whirlpool. Swirling the water will help to wrap the egg whites around the yolk + if needed, you can use the spoon to stir the whirlpool again after your egg is in the water.


#3] Turn off your stove + let the egg sit in the hot water//vinegar mixture for 3 minutes.

cooking egg

#4] When the 3 minutes are over, carefully remove the egg with a large spoon + place it on a paper towel that will absorb the excess, *egg-y* water.


#5] ++ now the fun part: CREATE + DEVOUR : ) You can put it on toast, make our drool-worthy eggs benedict, or even put it over a savory burrito bowl! Here, I placed my poached egg over some sautéed asparagus + topped it with pesto + red pepper flakes.


You can also place a poached egg over sliced avocado + topped it with lemon juice, red pepper flakes, + tabasco sauce. Any way you choose, a poached egg will always enhance any meal.


How do you eat your poached egg? Share it with us using #CHAARGeats!
+ Kendall [@kendall_inchaarg], OSU CHAARG

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