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Poached Egg on Toast

Poached Egg on Toast

I finally did it! It took three attempts but I really did it! What you ask? I poached an egg in simmering water with a bit of vinegar and no poaching cup. This may not be a big deal to some, but it is to me. For some reason this technique of egg poaching has always intimidated me so I just used poaching cups. I am so glad I finally faced my poaching fear and did it. The egg turned out perfect! I think I actually did a little dance in my kitchen when I lifted the lid on my third attempt and it worked!

Poached Egg on Toast

Combine 1 1/2 inches water and vinegar in a wide medium sized saucepan and bring to a simmer.

Break 1 egg into a small bowl. Once the water is at a simmer, stir the water with the bottom of your slotted spoon clockwise to make a swirling motion in the water. Quickly and carefully slide egg into the water. Cover and turn stove off. Poach until whites are firm and yolks are still runny, 3 minutes and 45 seconds. Remove the egg using a slotted spoon and drain a bit over the pan. Place onto a piece of buttered toast then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Poached Egg on Toast

 

Poached Egg on Toast

Poached Egg on Toast

Cook Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • Water in pan 1 1/2 inches deep
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 slice of buttered toast

Instructions

  • Combine 1 1/2 inches water and vinegar in a wide medium sized saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  • Break 1 egg into a small bowl. Once the water is at a simmer, stir the water with the bottom of your slotted spoon clockwise to make a swirling motion in the water. Quickly and carefully slide egg into the water. Cover and turn stove off. Poach until whites are firm and yolks are still runny, 3 minutes and 45 seconds. Remove the egg using a slotted spoon and drain a bit over the pan. Place onto a piece of buttered toast then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
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16 Comments

  1. I’m just curious as to what you think went wrong with the 2 tries that didn’t work? Maybe I could avoid that… It looks great!

    1. The first time, it turned out pretty good but I put it on a paper towel to drain and the egg stuck to the paper towel. The second time, the water was not at a hot enough simmer so the egg didn’t set. I hope this helps.

      Pam

  2. poaching eggs is a real talent, and it looks like you have it mastered! great basic breakfast. 🙂

  3. Peggy Recker says:

    Sounds really good! Love poached eggs!

  4. A perfectly poached egg add pizzazz to so many meals and I love that they’re a great source of protein and low in calories too. Thanks for such simple, clear instructions.

  5. Delicious. I love poached eggs just the way you served it. I also like them over a potato onion hash.

  6. Kim in MD says:

    I have never attempted to make a poached egg. Thanks for taking the time to perfect the technique for us, Pam!

  7. Haha YAY!! That is awesome! My poaching skills are fairly hit or miss. A 3:1 ratio is usually my norm as well.

  8. YAY! I remember the first time I successfully poached an egg, you would have thought I had just pulled a perfectly cooked $200 prime rib out of the oven! I was squealing with delight. It really is an accomplishment.

  9. John Forslin says:

    5 stars
    It’s a bit of confidence, a bit of technique. I break convention by putting jam on the toast, too. Childhood recaptured!

    1. John,

      I’ve never tried it with jam on my toast–sounds tasty.

      -Pam