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Simple Foolproof Poached Eggs

Simple Foolproof Poached Eggs

Course Breakfast
Cuisine modern
Keyword eggs, foolproof, poached eggs, simple, vinegar
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 person


  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 eggs


  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil. Add a big splash (3-4 tablespoons) of white vinegar and reduce the heat until it is at a rapid simmer.
  2. Break eggs into a small bowl and slide each into the water.
  3. Simmer gently for 3 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Test by feeling with your finger, the softer the egg feels the runnier it will be.

  4. Remove eggs from the water with a slotted spoon and pat dry with a clean tea towel.
  5. If you are sensitive to vinegar, wash the eggs gently under warm running water then pat dry and serve.

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