Sunday, June 23, 2013

Perfectly Poached Eggs

Sundays are the perfect day for a good English breakfast but I needed to find a way to lighten the calories during my weight watcher regime and the first step was perfecting my egg poaching skills.

There was a few mishaps along the way including an exploded egg in the microwave but I have finally cracked it (sorry couldn't resist!!) so here's how I do it.

Take some oil on kitchen towel and run along the bottom of a large saucepan
Fill your saucepan with water and then bring to the boil
Turn heat down to med-low and then crack your eggs in the pan (I've never poached more than two at a time)

The next step is the biggest lesson I learned... leave the eggs alone!

After a cursory spoon round to bind the egg (although you may prefer to add some vinegar - I prefer not to) let them do their thing. Previously I'd always played around with the eggs which is where I was going wrong I've since discovered.

After a few minutes (depending on how you like your egg cooked) use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs and voila! Perfectly poached eggs with no fussing about and no creating whirlpools. I serve with quorn sausages (sausages are the devil points wise on weight watchers), potato waffles and a dollop of ketchup.

Do let me know if you manage to create your own perfectly poached eggs following my tips.

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  1. Oh my goodness that looks good. My poached eggs tend to resemble small brains! I will give your a go and see what happens lol. Those sausages look (slurp!) lovely too.

  2. I make perfect poached eggs too! I know, how very dare I boast, but it's true! The key is not to attempt too many at a time (I'm with you, no more than two at a time), and all I used is a good dash of white wine vinegar. I've experimented and I find it does help to keep the shape, so now I always use it.

    Never tried the oil in the saucepan, I should, trying to scrub white from the pan is a pain (I don't use non stick saucepans).

    Yum to the sausages. They look fab.


  3. p.s guess what I'm going to go and make for brekkie now?! x

  4. Looks yummy - I'm not the world's best at poached eggs, but my OH is brilliant, so I make him cook Sunday breakfasts!! x

  5. Oh no, the dreaded poached eggs again - any other way, but not poached.

  6. Those eggs look frikkin' amazing!!!


  7. ooh that looks good!!! My OH makes lovely poached eggs, as you know I don't cook so I can't give any tips! xx

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  9. lovely post aaand now i'm hungry haha

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