This is part of a series about how to perfectly prepared EB eggs, in partnership with Eggland’s Best Eggs.
Before I ever poached an egg, the process seemed so daunting; but after doing my research, and picking up some tips and tricks, and eventually experimenting in my kitchen, I can confidently poach an egg.
Now before I begin, there are many claims as to how to perfect the poach, so make sure to leave your favorite tips and tricks in the comments below. For starters, there’s team vinegar and swirl and team no vinegar. You can even poach in the microwave or oven, and there are even electronic egg cookers that will poach for you – dreams do come true.
I’m totally team vinegar and swirl. So let’s get to poaching an Eggland’s Best egg!
What you’ll need:
1-2 Eggland’s Best Eggs – the fresher the eggs, the better the poach, and EB eggs stay fresher, longer, so these are my go-to eggs to poach!
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- Small saucepan
- Slotted spoon
- Avocado toast, salad, or any other dish to place your perfectly poached EB egg on top of. Of course, if you want a light snack, a perfectly poached Eggland’s Best egg is great on it’s own and makes an excellent source of Vitamins B12 and B5, and boast 6x the Vitamin D and double the omega 3 compared to regular eggs.
So let’s get to making poached Eggland’s Best Eggs!
First, fill the small saucepan with a couple inches of water and the vinegar. The vinegar helps prevent the egg whites from separating. Heat the water until it is simmering, but not a rolling boil. You just want to see little bubbles at the bottom. I set my stove to medium heat.
Then, take your whisk or fork and swirl that water around a bit. You want to create a mini-whirlpool.
Crack your fresh Eggland’s Best egg into a very small bowl or dish, like a small measuring cup or ramekin.
To put the EB egg in the water, place the dish as close to the water as you can and slowly pour the Eggland’s Best egg into the middle of your mini-whirlpool. It will spin around a bit and you’ll see the egg whites start to separate and then connect back to the whole egg. I always love watching this process—I feel like I’m in chemistry class!
Turn off the heat, cover, and let it sit for 3 minutes for a softer yolk, or 4 for a firmer yoke. Remove cooked EB egg with a slotted spoon, and voila, you are ready to top your avo toast, your buddha bowl, or even your soup with a perfectly poached Eggland’s Best egg.
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A huge thank you to Eggland’s Best Eggs for partnering with us on this! All opinions, thoughts expressed, and eggcellent ideas are my very own.