Easy Poached Eggs

Andrea Lo
by Andrea Lo
1 egg
6 min

Poached eggs have always been intimidating to me. They just seem... complicated. Recently, I visited Bermuda and had THE best eggs benedict with poached eggs and bacon. I don't know what it was, but those international eggs hit different. As soon as I came back, I decided to commit to learning how to make poached eggs. Turns out- they're super easy! Here are a few tips to help you get the perfect poached egg:

- Crack you egg into a bowl first. This prevents shells accidentally getting in, and this provides a smooth transition into the water.

- Add a little bit of white vinegar to the water and use the water tornado method where you swirl the water around before dropping the egg in.

- Prepare an ice bath to drop the eggs in afterwards in order to stop the cooking. This helps you get the yolk perfectly runny every time.

Recipe details
  • 1  egg
  • Prep time: 3 Minutes Cook time: 3 Minutes Total time: 6 min
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  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar

Bring your water to a boil.
While the water is boiling, grab a large bowl and add some ice & water.
Crack an egg into a small bowl.
Add 1 tbsp white vinegar.
Swirl the water to create a "water tornado".
Slide the egg from the bowl into the swirling water.
Let it cook for 3 minutes.
Transfer the egg into the ice water bath for about 30 seconds.