Monday, January 28, 2013

Poaching an Egg

I love poached eggs.  I'll often order them at restaurants, but have never attempted to make them at home.  This weekend Christopher and I poached eggs for the first time.

We consulted my good friend Betty Crocker for the basics.  She recommended bringing water to a boil in a large pot (so the eggs won't touch), then reducing it to a simmer and carefully sliding the eggs into the water one by one.  I put the eggs each in their own ramekin, so they could be lowered down to the waters edge and slid in individually.  Since Christopher is the braver of the two of us, he did the sliding of the eggs aka the hard part.  

We let them simmer for about four minutes, which gave us a medium soft yolk.  We're thinking next time we'll do three minutes.

With the eggs we had toast for dipping, and bacon, of course!

We also enjoyed vanilla yogurt with a lot of toppings:  hemp granola, chia seeds, bee pollen, maple flakes, flax seeds, and a bit of fruit.  Mmmm, this was a great breakfast.

A lot more fun and deliciousness was had this weekend - stay tuned!

Have you ever poached an egg?  How was your weekend?


Bobby Jo said...

Poach an egg almost every morning! I just add a bit of vinegar and crack the egg and put it in!! Easy Peezy! I cook mine for 3 minutes!!

Kacy said...

I'm not a huge fan of poached eggs, but I'd like to be able to make them for people that do like them.

Allysia said...

Though I won't eat 'em, I'm pretty sure we're going to learn how to poach eggs at seems so complicated. That's a very awesome and hearty brekkie, my inner brunch nerd is happy. :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I have never poached an egg, but I like them as I love runny yolks!

My weekend was a good mix of studying, relaxing, and spending time with my boyfriend and other friends! And it snowed, which I will take over crazy cold temps. It was so pretty - it was like living in a snow globe. :)