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poached eggs served over toast
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How to Make Easy Poached Eggs

Poached Eggs are really an easy thing to make. The whites turn out just firm enough on the outside to hold that golden yellow yolk inside. Easy step by step tips and you'll be a pro in no time.
Keyword: breakfast, Eggs, poached, poached eggs


  • fresh eggs
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar


  • Fill a pot with 6 cups water and set over high heat. Add one tablespoon white vinegar and bring to a rapid boil.
  • While the water is coming to a boil, crack an egg (or two, or three!) into a small individual bowls. Once the water is boiling, stir it with a spoon in a large, circular motion, creating a vortex (swirling like a tornado); add the eggs one at a time. The swirling water will help the egg white wrap around itself as it cooks. 
  • Cook the eggs for 3 - 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon, dab with a paper towel to remove excess water. Serve immediately.