Ok geniuses, how do I poach eggs without a specific egg poaching thing?
Soft boil them & peel them. That's how we cheat here, poaching is too much of a faff!
it's like a boiled egg without the shell
They say swirl the water with a spoon and break the egg into the middle, but I just pop it into still water, not too deep.
And that works? Sounds messy and fun! Can I do more than one in the pan at a time?!
Ah, that I've never tried. Is the egg nice and fresh and viscous?
Super fresh - we have chickens :)
You'll be fine, then. Free range and fresh here, too. Can't stand bought ones - have to buy them occ. when ours go off the lay.
saucepan of boiling water, salt, stir vigorously, chuck eggs in.. Wait...(2mins ish), extract when you think they are done :-)
No racing sound and swirling the water. Gives you time to coordinate rest of breakfast - toast, bacon etc.
Pan of boiling water, swirl, drop egg into middle, cook for couple of mins to taste. Can do two eggs but 3 normally to much.
you have a pan of boiling water, and as you crack the egg into it you spin the water round with your third hand
right, off to give it a whirl.. will let you know!
put a bit of olive oil in the water
well maybe you can crack an egg with one hand but I cant
oh and thanks for the breakfast idea, haven't had them ages
it's all 's fault for posting about this am on FB their eggs benedict is gorgeous!
Nice organic social network mash-up and a nice breakfast too!
know it's a bit late, but lots of white vinegar in the water, be gentle, fresh eggs, don't bother swirling the water round.
Inspired by your suggestion, we also had poached eggs for breakfast!