Share Read on Mobile Enter Reading Mode POACHED EGGS: HOW TO POACH AN EGG PERFECTLY Posted on 12/19/2022 Views: 170 Recipes American Recipes To poach an egg Ingredients 4 large eggs Directions Step 1 Fill a saucepan with water and bring it to a gentle simmer. Add a splash of vinegar to the water, which helps to keep the egg whites together. Step 2 Step 3 Crack an egg into a small bowl or cup. Step 4 Step 5 Gently stir the water to create a whirlpool, then carefully pour the egg into the center of the whirlpool. Step 6 Step 7 Allow the egg to cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the whites are set and the yolk is still soft. Step 8 Step 9 Using a slotted spoon, gently lift the egg out of the water and place it on a paper towel to drain. Step 10 Step 11 Repeat with the remaining eggs. Step 12 Step 13Tips: Step 14 Step 15 If the egg whites are spreading too much, you can gently nudge them towards the yolk with the slotted spoon while the egg is cooking. Step 16 If you prefer firmer yolks, cook the eggs for an additional minute or two. Step 17 If you're making a large batch of poached eggs, you can hold them in an ice bath until you're ready to serve them. Just before serving, gently reheat the eggs in a pot of warm water for a few seconds.