The poached egg trick

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I have a confession: I have just learned how to properly make a poached egg and I'm over the moon about it. I can't get enough of them and I've been eating poached eggs for breakfast for the past few days. Let's face it, what is more scrumptious on a cold autumn morning than a hot runny egg with a crispy toast, a bit of parmesan and a strong coffee!

So, fancy knowing the trick? Here it is: Julia Child says that by pricking the flat end of the egg with a needle and then cooking it in boiling water for about 20 seconds you will give a head start to the coagulation process. After that you have to turn the heat down to a simmer and crack the egg into the water as normal. It really works!

Lovelies, what’s your favourite take of eggs? Scrambled, omelette, sunny side up, benedicts or maybe dippy eggs and soldiers? xo

P.S: Next week, I'm trying Deb's take on it.

(Photo by Adrianna)

35 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

NO way! I have never heard that trick before. I always just use vinegar but I'll have to try this. I love all eggs- I could eat them everyday! Steak and eggs is my fav meal.

Melissa Blake said...

That's awesome! Eggs made any way are aces in my book! xoxo

Julie said...

Sometimes there's nothing quite as good as a poached egg! Hope you've been great!

Nika said...

I am always watching Top Chef and there they make poached eggs all the time. And my confession - I haven't made them myself, but I hope soon (they are on my to do list for a year or two hehe).

Kisses, Nika

The Blonde Duck said...

Why does this make me crave waffles?

Patricia Villamil said...

Poached eggs have always intimidated me. This is monumental advice! Thanks for sharing, will definitely try this.

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Poached egg + bacon w baby spinach salad~ super YUM!

Diana Mieczan said...

Nika, you totally shoud give them a go and Top Chef is fantastic. I love watching it too.

Diana Mieczan said...

Mmmm...waffles! Yum, The Blonde Duck and LenoreNeverM♡re, that combination sounds super delicious.

LyddieGal said...

Poached eggs are my FAVORITE!
I'll have to try out this trick!

Alexa said...

I still haven't perfected it! Jealous that you have...but man are they yummy! xo

Zondra Art said...

Wow, something simple as egg..and you make it look so delicious and tasty on your photos..have a gat evening dear!:)

amy b.s. said...

i love poached eggs so i'm definitely going to have to try this. who knew!

grace said...

wow! that is a new trick- i can't wait to try it!

Sara Szatmary said...

Poached eggs are my favorite! I'm glad you're on board!

HOGGER & Co. said...

Wow, how fancy. I love scrambled eggs :)

Annie said...

oh yes, poached eggs are THE best! I could eat them everyday. That is truly exciting that you can make them now.. I still haven't tried, but I really should!

Marissa said...

I love poached eggs! My mom used to make the best ones before school every morning, and ever since I've been doing it myself, they're not the same. Definitely going to try this.

Something Old, Something New said...

Oh yum! I absolutely love poached eggs but have never had sucess at making one. I'll have to give this a try!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Thanks for the tip! Who doesn't love a good poached egg?

bron @ baby space said...

My fave is poached too. I just break them into a shallow saucepan of water and white vinegar, keep and eye on them and bob's your uncle! Yuuuum.

Monica from Hola!design said...

eggs are delicious!!!! i love poached eggs, I'm going to try this helpful tip! THANKS!

Kelly said...

Scrambled! I have been abroad in Spain and they don't eat eggs for breakfast or have them scrambled so I crave scrambled eggs so badly!

Nikki said...

I LOVE poached eggs. I'll have to try this. My trick is to put a mason jar ring at the bottom of the pan so all the white collect in it.

Marisa Midori said...

Brilliant! I just learned how to properly poach an egg last Christmas but I've never tried this trick! There really is nothing better than a poached egg on toast for breakfast.

Diana Mieczan said...

Right, Amy? This trick is awesome. I promise!

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh how sweet of your mom, Marissa and Lisa, very true. I think we all love eggs:)

Diana Mieczan said...

That is a great trick, Nikki. Going to try it out. Thanks:)

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

I can't wait to try this!! Poached eggs are my favorite brunch option cause I've always been too scared to make them myself :)

Daydreamer said...

my mom has been trying all her life to poach an egg properly...i'll email her this trick! i myself have never had a poached egg but your photo makes me crave one!

Hotly Spiced said...

I love poached eggs and try to cook them and it's often hit and miss. I do find that adding white vinegar to the simmering water helps with the coagulation process. But I'm going to try your technique.

Leo said...

I'll try it tonight! I'm sure.. It'll be delicious

Ana said...

How long should it be simmering? Thanks!

Diana Mieczan said...

Ana, you can crack the egg into the water right after you turned the heat down and the water doesn't bubble too much anymore.

Diana Mieczan said...

Ana, also the egg should simmer in the water for about 1-2 minutes. As soon as you see the egg white firm and with a beautiful white colour - it's ready to eat.

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