Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Poached Eggs, Perfectly Easy

Egg Poacher Directions, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone AppPoached eggs, or soft-boiled - remain a family favorite for breakfast, and my grandkids love them, too. I recently discovered a nifty gadget for fail-safe poached eggs: a set of silicone egg poachers, by Norpro, cutely shaped like a chicken and a cracked egg. (Approx. $6)

This solves that business of ladling eggs into simmering water with vinegar and/or having whites break off, guessing timing, then having to clean the pan.

I serve poached eggs over toast cubes, bread croutons or on a toasted English Muffin with a cheese sauce.

Simply put an inch of water in a sauce pan, crack eggs into  poachers sprayed/brushed with oil or butter, bring water to a boil, turn down to simmer, cover pan, time for 5 minutes. (or, eyeball it!)

Pick up poachers by hand or slotted spoon (they are not hot) and eggs slip out cleanly with a nudge from a fork or spoon, all intact and perfectly done. I've done them without spraying and they still slip out easily.


Poached Eggs, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone AppEgg Poachers, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App   Poaching Eggs, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App