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Poached Eggs

Poached eggs made perfectly. See video above.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword easy breakfast recipe, how to, kitchen tips
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1 servings
Author Linda Spiker


  • 2 eggs or more, but poach 2 at a time
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • distilled white vinegar


  1. Fill a small pot with a couple of inches of water,add 1 T distilled white vinegar.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil.
  3. Use a large spoon to stir the water till you have a very good vortex going (if you haven’t watched the video…watch:) then gently pour the eggs right in the center of the vortex.
  4. Poach eggs 2-3 minutes for runny, 3 1/2 minutes for slightly runny, 4-5 minutes for cooked through (but why would anyone do that?)
  5. Remove from water with a slotted spoon or fish spatula and place eggs on paper towels to absorb extra water. You can use the same water to poach more eggs.
  6. Gently turn eggs over.
  7. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Serve