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How to Poach an Egg

How to Poach an Egg: A Surprisingly Simple Tutorial

If you love poached eggs, but you've written them off as something to be ordered in restaurants, it's time to reconsider the possibility of making them on your own at home — and given that today's National Eggs Benedict Day, there's no moment like the present. To master this basic kitchen technique, all you need are three pantry staples. Watch the two-minute tutorial to learn the key to perfectly poached eggs, every time.

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SerenaPalumbo SerenaPalumbo 3 years
How about my super easy foolproof poaching technique? Make shift egg poachers! http://serenapalumbo.com/videorecipe-the-perfect-poached-egg/
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 3 years
 @Maggie Pehanick Please do it! I promise it's so much easier than you think it is.
Maggie-Pehanick Maggie-Pehanick 3 years
I want to make these! I always go the coward's route and soft-boil when I really want poached.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 4 years
 @onlysourcherry I've never heard of that! If you hear more about it, be sure to share the technique with the rest of us!
i-can-make-that i-can-make-that 4 years
I'm going to try it out. Thanks for the tip and great video!  
Lizzie-Fuhr Lizzie-Fuhr 4 years
Awesome tutorial Susannah!
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 4 years
A friend of mine told me that it's possible to poach an egg in the shell? I love poached eggs but they are never quite the same perfect shape when I make them as in a restaurant.
fuzzles fuzzles 4 years
I just made the most picture-perfect poached eggs for dinner using this technique.  And they were AWESOME.  Thanks, Susannah!  
lindabalac lindabalac 4 years
Wow, looks easy! Thanks for sharing!
Assistant-Community-Manager Assistant-Community-Manager 4 years
This makes poaching so much less scary!  My dad is a killer egg poacher, but I've always been too nervous.  After watching this video I'm going to try it out and make an Easter Eggs Benedict.
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