Want to step up your brunch game? Nothing impresses the crowds quite like a silky, perfectly poached egg. It requires a bit of technique to master this culinary delight, but our guide will take you to the promised breakfast land!

What You'll Need

  • measuring cups
  • slotted spoon
  • medium saucepan
  • small plate
  • paper towels
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  • eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp white vinegar
  • water
  • salt and pepper


Step #1: Just Heat It

Remove eggs from refrigerator. Fill pan about 2/3 full with water and bring to a boil on high heat. Once boiling, lower heat to simmer, so there's still movement in the water but it's not a full, rolling boil.

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Step #2: Eggs-cellent

Add ½ tbsp vinegar to the simmering water. Crack room temperature egg into a measuring cup. Gently pour into the pan from just above the water so the egg stays intact.

Step #3: Carefully Cook

For a runny yolk, cook for 4 minutes. Add a minute or two for a medium yolk. While it's heating, prepare small plate by lining with paper towel.

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Step #4: Up, Up, And Away!

Using slotted spoon, gently remove the egg from water, and place on lined plate. Lightly pat dry with paper towel.

Step #5: Poached Perfection

Season to your preference with salt and pepper, and use in a myriad of ways. Poached eggs are incredible toppers for avocado toast, salads, and cured salmon, just to name a few.

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