How to Poach An Egg

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Poached eggs. They’re one of my favorite breakfasts. Incredibly fast and simple to make, but a little finicky if you’ve not done it before.

I’ve had several folks new to the kitchen ask me how to poach an egg. You don’t need any fancy gear or ‘poachers’. In this video, I’ll show you how to poach an egg quickly using just your basic frying pan and a slotted spoon.

If you have any tips on how to make the perfect poached egg, please leave them in the comments below!

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  1. Thais Zoe / Lucky Duck Living

    February 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I LOVE poached eggs, but never think to make them…and they ARE super easy. Looks like poached eggs for breakfast today!!! Thanks Margaret:)

  2. Kristie

    February 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

    This morning I’ll be trying this method for poached eggs. I’ll have to wait on the chard until I can get to the store. How did you cook the chard? It does look yummy! Any seasonings other than s&p? Can’t wait for the cookbook!

  3. Leslie

    February 28, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    LOVE poached eggs! Been doing them for years, ever since my nana taught me how, just like in your video 🙂 I like to put them over a few slices of avocado – yummy!

  4. Scott

    February 29, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I just made the poached egg over avocado slices with fresh salsa. Easy and quick, yummy breakfast!

  5. Traci

    February 28, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Love to poached eggs! And great idea with the Swiss chard! Will give that a shot this weekend. Thanks! I have to share this site. Great stuff.

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