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How To Poach an Egg

Watch more Egg Recipes videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Go ahead and poach our egg-poaching technique. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Add water and boil Fill the skillet three-quarters full with water. Add the vinegar to the water and bring it to a boil. Tip The vinegar doesn't impart flavor to your eggs but it does keep the whites from spreading. Don't use red wine vinegar, however, because it might turn your egg whites pinkish. Step 2: Reduce heat to low Reduce the heat to low so that the water is just at a simmer. Step 3: Slip egg into water Break an egg into a small bowl and then slip the egg into the simmering water. Tip When poaching, use very fresh eggs—the whites will hold better to the yolk. Step 4: Allow egg to simmer Allow the egg to simmer in the water for 3 to 4 minutes, depending on how firm you like your yolk. Step 5: Lift egg out Turn off the heat and use the slotted spoon to gently lift the egg out of the water. Step 6: Place spoon on towel Place the spoon—with the egg in it—on a folded kitchen towel. Tip By using the towel, you'll be able to absorb any excess water and avoid a soupy breakfast. Step 7: Eat When drained, place your perfectly poached egg in a bowl or on a piece of toast—and maybe on your list of favorite breakfasts, too. Did You Know? You can make poached eggs a day in advance—just refrigerate them after poaching and, when you're ready, reheat them by placing them in simmering water for one minute.
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