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Poached Egg on Toast

Poached Egg on Toast

I finally did it! It took three attempts but I really did it! What do you ask? I poached an egg in simmering water with a bit of vinegar and a poaching cup. This may not be a big deal to some, but it is to me. For some reason, this technique of egg poaching has always intimidated me so I just used poaching cups. I am so glad I finally faced my poaching fear and did it. The egg turned out perfect! I think I actually did a little dance in my kitchen when I lifted the lid on my third attempt and it worked!

Poached Egg on Toast

How to Make a Poached Egg on Toast

Combine 1 1/2 inches of water and vinegar in a wide medium-sized saucepan and bring to a simmer.

Break 1 egg into a small bowl. Once the water is at a simmer, stir the water with the bottom of your slotted spoon clockwise to make a swirling motion in the water. Quickly and carefully slide the egg into the water. Cover and turn the stove off. Poach until whites are firm and yolks are still runny, 3 minutes and 45 seconds. Remove the egg using a slotted spoon and drain a bit over the pan. Place onto a piece of buttered toast then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Poached Egg on Toast

 

 

Poached Egg on Toast

Poached Egg on Toast

Cook Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • Water in pan 1 1/2 inches deep
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 slice of buttered toast

Instructions

  • Combine 1 1/2 inches of water and vinegar in a wide medium-sized saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  • Break 1 egg into a small bowl. Once the water is at a simmer, stir the water with the bottom of your slotted spoon clockwise to make a swirling motion in the water. Quickly and carefully slide the egg into the water.
  • Cover and turn the stove off. Poach until whites are firm and yolks are still runny, 3 minutes and 45 seconds. Remove the egg using a slotted spoon and drain a bit over the pan.
  • Place onto a piece of buttered toast then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
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16 Comments

  1. I’m just curious as to what you think went wrong with the 2 tries that didn’t work? Maybe I could avoid that… It looks great!

    1. The first time, it turned out pretty good but I put it on a paper towel to drain and the egg stuck to the paper towel. The second time, the water was not at a hot enough simmer so the egg didn’t set. I hope this helps.

      Pam

  2. 5 stars
    It’s a bit of confidence, a bit of technique. I break convention by putting jam on the toast, too. Childhood recaptured!