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Monday, July 19, 2010

Adventures in Egg Poaching Pt. 1

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WARNING!  The eggs I made today look nothing like this.  Sorry!

So I asked my son this morning what he wanted for breakfast.  He said eggs, I asked him "well how do you want them?  Fried, scrambled, boiled or poached?"  With a screwed up look on his face he says "what are poached eggs?"  And that is how this began.

It has been years since I've eaten or even made poached eggs, so I decided I better do a little research.  I fired up the laptop and typed in "poached eggs".  Well you can just imagine how many hits I got.  So, I read a few and did things my own way.

The first way I tried it was the "bag" method.


Plastic wrap, a coffee mug, eggs

First get a piece of plastic wrap (big enough to hang over the edge of the mug).  Place over top of mug and push down in a bit to make a "nest" for the egg.


Next crack an egg into the nest you made in the mug.

Very good.  Now, carefully take the corners up and make a "bag" for the egg.  Leave some room at the top.  Oh, before you close it up add a spoon full of water, then secure the top somehow.  I used a twist tie.  
Now you're bag should look like this:

I appologize, I forgot to mention that you will need a pot of water to be simmering on the stove while you're doing everything else.

Okay, now you have a bag of raw egg and a pot of boiled/simmering water. what do you suppose you should do?  Yes, that's right!  Put the eggs in the water and allow them to cook for 2-5 mins ( I think I over cooked my first ones cause the yolk was solid)

When the eggs are cooked, carefully remove them from the pot

 Open the bag and put on a plate.  Garnish with salt & pepper (or whatever you want).  Then serve!

They must have been okay.  My boy ate them all up and wanted more!
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