Clean Eats

How to Poach the Perfect Egg!

Hi Lovelies,

Today I want to share with you all how I poach the perfect egg to place on top of my favorite meals. Everyone has their own yolk preference , but for me I love my yolks runny. There is something about biting into a yolk and having it run all over your food that makes it just that much tastier and fun. It also works as a great dressing over some cous cous, rice or quinoa, which is one of my favorite meals; simple but delicious.

You can watch my video tutorial on How to Poach the Perfect Egg here on my YouTube Channel!

Step 1: Fill a pot 2/3 full with water.

Step 2: Add a dash of salt & bring water to a brisk simmer.

Step 3: Crack egg into a small bowl, being careful not to break the yolk.

Step 4: Create a whirlpool by stirring the water in a circular direction with your spatula.

Step 5: Drop egg carefully into the center of the whirlpool.

Step 6: Stir the outer portion of the water in a circular direction to avoid egg white from feathering, for just a few seconds.

Step 7: Allow egg to cook for 3-5 minutes depending on how hard you want you yolk.

Tip: For that perfectly runny yolk cook for 3 minutes.

Step 8: With a slotted spoon carefully removed egg from water and place on a paper towel to dry.

Step 9: For second egg repeat steps 3-7.

Step 10: With 30 seconds remaining, take first egg and place it back in the pot with the second egg to reheat.

Step 11: Remove both eggs with a slotted spoon and place on paper towel to dry.

Step 12: Add your perfectly poached eggs to your favorite dish.

Tip: The fresher the eggs the less feathering you will have in the pot.

Step 13: Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy making your perfectly poached eggs, they are my favorite way to cook eggs and are the perfect addition to almost every meal. If I can put eggs on everything I eat will! #addictedtoyolk

If you follow this recipe to make your perfectly poached egg leave a picture in the comments below & tell me some of your favorite dishes to add a poached egg to. I am always looking for meal inspiration.


Crystal | Fit Mama


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