How to Make Perfect Poached Eggs


In this video, you’ll see how to make poached eggs. Learn this simple technique and become the unofficial queen of brunch! You’ll discover why a littl... See moree bit of vinegar in the water helps keep the whites together and get a little tip for making poached eggs for a crowd. You’ll see just the right type of low simmer you want for poaching perfect eggs. You’ll also learn why fresh eggs poach best and why it’s a smart idea to crack your eggs into a ramekin instead of directly into the water. What happens when you use older eggs? You’ll see in this video—and also see how to fix the problem! Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Poached Eggs.

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Jul 17, 2013 2:32 PM

I have come to love the microwave method. Take shallow bowl fill with water and vinegar. crack egg into mix. In my microwave which is old I do exactly 1:49 then let rest until for about another min. white contained by bowl & yolk is soft.


Jul 13, 2013 9:52 AM

Pretty nice way to show how to recover from a mistake. Let me say though - if you have to flip something over for it to look right, it's not perfect. :)


Jun 8, 2013 11:47 AM

Love your videos and usually learn a lot from them. Your method is the same as that taught by Julia Child in a long ago TV show, except for the swirling water that she used. Baking Nana has already given you that tip. Try it sometime. It does work.

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