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How to Poach a Perfect Egg?

Poached eggs are a great way to make your meals extra special: have it for breakfast on some avocado toast, top your risottos and stir fried rice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cooking Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Yield: 1


  • 1 egg fridge-cold
  • 1 tbsp vinegar white wine, cider or rice


  • Bring water to a boil in a large pan. Add a tablespoon of vinegar. Reduce the heat until it's simmering, but not at a rolling boil.
  • Crack an egg or two into a glass or a cup, making sure the yolks remain intact.
  • Using a spoon, swirl the simmering water to create a whirlpool with one hand and then swiftly drop the eggs from the glass into a centre of your vortex with another hand. Be quick.
  • Keep the water simmering, otherwise the eggs might stick to the bottom of the pan.
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  • After about 3 minutes, or when the white of your egg looks cooked (not translucent), remove it from the pan using a slotted spoon.
  • Sprinkle some salt and pepper on top of your egg and enjoy!