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Jeeze, I have poached eggs regularly. . .
Joined: Dec 31, 2005
Posted to Thread #21195 at 1:27 am on Dec 15, 2011
I use a small Paul Revere frying pan, enough water to almost cover the tops of the egg yolks. I heat the water to boiling then turn down to a very low boil and add the eggs.
I crack the eggs directly (usually) into the extremely hot water; I usually cook two at a time. Just after I crack in the second egg, I run a spatula carefully under the first and then under the second to release them from the bottom of the pan. I keep a close eye on the eggs turn over for a little bit (helps to cook the whites) and back over the way they went in. When they are done to my liking, with fairly firm whites but runny yolks I pull them immediately and place on my toast.
As soon as the eggs are out(whole) on the toast, I take the pan to the sink and scrub briefly to get rid of any white stuck to the bottom of the pan. If I have done things right, it takes very little effort to remove the residue and I can then go to my eggs while they are still hot.
When I scrub the pan, I make sure to use a scratchy scotch-brite style pad.
I usually toast my bread just before the eggs are put into the water and I keep the toast from getting soggy by bracing the pieces on a knife or somesuch, so moisture will not condense on the bottom.
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Other messages in this thread:
- 21195. Poached egg conumdrum... - SallyBR - 10:13pm on 12/14/11 (26)
- Yep, here's the trick: [LINK] - Traca - 10:51pm on 12/14/11
- Oh, I am trying that tomorrow for my lunch! - SallyBR - 11:39pm on 12/14/11
- Well now, isn't that a lovely poached egg. It is fine if you only want to do one egg - KarenNoCA - 12:42am on 12/15/11
- The chef I used to work with did multiple eggs. Unlike the video, he didn't - Traca - 6:38am on 12/15/11
- Jeeze, I have poached eggs regularly. . . - mistral - 1:27am on 12/15/11
- Great info all, I am now off to have poached egg for breakfast.NT [NT] - elaine - 5:09am on 12/15/11
- oh mistral, we are twins separated at birth! I HATE when toast gets soggy from moisture. [NT] - MarilynFL - 7:11pm on 12/15/11
- in a coffee cup, in the microwave [LINK] - cyalexa - 1:41am on 12/15/11
- I tried the microwave version today. It works! - Traca - 10:10pm on 12/15/11
- Me too! Me too! Me too! - SallyBR - 2:22am on 12/16/11
- if you give the microwave viagra - cyalexa - 4:34pm on 12/16/11
- LOL [NT] - AngAk1 - 6:11pm on 12/16/11
- Unless it's the dork model. [NT] - MarilynFL - 9:41pm on 12/16/11
- My smile for the evening! : ) LOL You guys make me LOL [NT] - barb_b - 10:55pm on 12/16/11
- hope you are feeling better - cyalexa - 4:32pm on 12/16/11
- I use my alien egg ships... [LINK] [IMAGE] - FloriSandy - 1:57am on 12/15/11
- My water is at a slow boil when I crack the eggs in, so the eggs don't quite touch bottom - Joe - 2:01am on 12/15/11
- I have an old single egg poacher that belonged to my Aunt Helen. It [NT] - Janet in NC - 12:43pm on 12/15/11
- sorry, to fast..... - Janet in NC - 12:46pm on 12/15/11
- what a special kitchen tool. thanks for sharing [NT] - AngAk1 - 6:58pm on 12/15/11
- It's probably at least 50 years old but probably not too hard to find in thrift - Janet in NC - 8:52pm on 12/15/11
- Wrapping eggs up in plastic wrap - Pam - 4:55pm on 12/15/11
- I may try this sometime. Traca's method, too. I hate poaching eggs but love them if not too runny. [NT] - Curious1 - 7:43pm on 12/15/11
- Clever idea! [NT] - DawnNYS - 9:07pm on 12/15/11
- Make sure you use SaranWrap brand plastic wrap. Other brands melt (yes, I've done it) - Traca - 10:05pm on 12/15/11
- I just made some today for brunch - DawnNYS - 9:05pm on 12/15/11