There are a few basic kitchen tricks every home cook should keep up their sleeve. Knowing how to perfectly poach an egg is one of them. Fortunately, there’s no magic required for this always-impressive brunch fixture. Just stick to the proper time and temperature, and you’ll have an elegant egg experience every time (did someone say runny yolk?? Awwww, yeah!)
Poached eggs are a great choice for entertaining. With busy schedules, work, and family, getting your friends together for dinner can be a challenge. Why not host a brunch instead? Daytime get-togethers are particularly great when your guests include a few little little ones—no babysitters or late bedtimes required! Poached eggs are the perfect brunch item, they’re always impressive, delicious and, best of all, you can cook a bunch ahead of time and hold them in water (just like restaurants do).
Follow these simple steps for foolproof poaching every time.