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How to Make Poached Eggs
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How to Make Poached Eggs


  • raw eggs
  • pinch of salt


  • Bring some water to a boil in a small saucepan - mine is about five inches deep. If you are poaching more than 2 or 3 eggs, you can use a large frying pan. Again don't add too much water.
  • Break the eggs, one at a time, into small ramekins. If you have enough ramekins, it is a good idea to do this first, so that the eggs all go into the water at virtually the same moment.
  • Add a pinch of salt.
  • Swirl the water with a spoon and gently slide the eggs into the boiling water.
  • Cook for three minutes for soft, but cooked, egg yolks.
  • Carefully remove the eggs from the water using a slotted spoon. Drain well before serving.
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