How To Poach Eggs

As it is British Egg Week (5th-11th October) I thought I would explain how to poach an egg, in the light that a recent survey found that a third (33%) of people surveyed said they found it difficult to poach an egg.

  1. Break the eggs carefully into cups, unless using a special poaching pan.
  2. Put a teaspoon of vinegar and a pinch of salt into a pan half full of water.
  3. Slide in the eggs, keeping the white together with a spoon.
  4. Simmer gently spooning water over the eggs, until they are set and the whites are opaque.
  5. Remove from the pan and drain well before serving.

A great recipe using poached eggs is asparagus and poached eggs.

Here is a link with recipes using eggs that you may find useful for British Egg Week.

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