Video: How To Make Poached Eggs

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In yesterday’s post for roasted asparagus & poached eggs, I mentioned I’d made a little video to show folks how easy it actually is to poach an egg.  Sure, there are plenty of experienced cooks who have no problem with this technique, but I know a lot of folks who stop by ye olde blog are either new to cooking or a little shy about trying new things.  Though I included written instructions on how to poach an egg in the actual recipe (which Facebook fan, Tanja, said worked wonderfully for her today; thanks, Tanja!), sometimes it’s just easier to see this sort of thing on video…

I hope you found this video helpful!  As I continue honing my egg technique, I’ll share more “egg-cademy” videos, so look for those in the future.  In the meantime, stay tuned for the first edition of Ask Poor Girl, which is finally going to make it’s debut this month!  (When you see this week’s HUGE announcement, you’ll understand why things have been a little hectic.  In a very good way!)  And of course, check back in for new recipes this week – from chocolate to something spicy & Thai-style, there are some pretty awesome little recipes waiting in the wings.  ;)

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5 Responses to "Video: How To Make Poached Eggs"

  1. Wade says:

    If you were to add 1/2 teaspoon of vinager to this it will jell the egg to perfection and egg won’t run in water. I have been cooking eggs for about 8 yrs now. try it

    • Kimberly Morales says:

      Agreed – vinegar does help the egg white coagulate nicely. However, I’m still able to taste it in my egg, which is not something I care for depending on what I’m serving it with. I’ve tried it both ways and prefer to do so without the vinegar, but there are many people who like to do it that way, and that is perfectly fine. As I mentioned, this is just the way that works best for me, but folks can choose to modify this as it suits them. :)

  2. Tanja says:

    WOW. I am sorta star-struck now, seeing my name mentioned on FB and here on your blog! ^_^ Thank you so much for opening my eyes (and my mouth and belly!) to a whole new egg-citing world! (lame, I know, but I just had to)

    I also have a little food blog, just something where I post all the photos I like to take of the food I eat & serve, and I did a whole post on the Roasted Asparagus & Poached Eggs on Toast and, of course, mentioned and linked back to you.
    ( )
    It would mean the world to me, if you gave my little blog a gander.. :)

    Keep the great recipes and instructions coming! I love learning new tricks and tips to use while cooking.

    - Tanja

    • Kimberly Morales says:

      Well, thank YOU for the feedback, Tanja! One thing is watching a video that clearly shows how to do x, y, or z. It’s different to have to write it out in a way that properly conveys what the goal should be, so hearing that the written directions were what led you to poached egg success today really made my night! And that’s totally shout out-worthy! ;) I’ll be sure to check out your blog in a bit! :D

  3. Torey says:

    I’m a huge poached eggs fan — the video is great! I bought microwave egg poacher at Safeway over the weekend (impulse buy, but just $2.99!), but I’ve had mixed results so far. The egg is either overcooked or super watery. I’m also not sure how I feel about zapping my eggs in what looks to be fairly cheap plastic. Has anyone tried one of these things?


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