The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Avatar Image

Perfect Poached Eggs

5.00 Mitt(s) 2 Rating(s)2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

1
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

Easy fool-proof poached eggs that are delicious every time!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 1 whole Egg
  • Kosher Salt To Taste
  • Black Pepper To Taste
  • A Few Fresh Thyme Leaves (Optional)
  • Buttered Toast, To Serve

Preparation

Bring a small pan or pot with water up to barely a simmer. You want tiny bubbles on the bottom of the pan (do not bring to a boil!). Add in the vinegar.

Crack an egg into a small dish. With a spatula, make a circular motion in the water to mimic a whirlpool and carefully slide the egg into the center.

From the moment you slide the egg into the water, set a timer for 4 minutes. This is the magical time needed to make a perfect poached egg.

After the timer beeps, use a slotted spoon to remove the egg. Let it hover over the pan so the hot water can slip through the cracks of the spoon and off the egg.

Sprinkle with salt, pepper and fresh thyme alongside buttered toast.

Enjoy!

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

2 Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Avatar of Betsey

Betsey on 1.12.2013

I am a beginner cook who makes LOTS of mistakes, and even I made this right the first time! The recipe is easy to follow and leaves you with a perfectly cooked egg. I loved the addition of thyme; it is a spice I don’t use often, and it was delicious! Thanks, Laurie! :)

Avatar of marymc1952

marymc1952 on 12.27.2012

Poached eggs have been a favorite of mine since childhood. This recipe works perfectly and the eggs look like Martha Stewart would be serving them. So easy and foolproof! Thanks for letting us know the perfect time is 4 minutes and to put them in when there are little bubbles in the bottom of the pan!

Related Recipes

Individual Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Cups
Avatar Image by Jen @ Peanut Butter and Peppers in Breakfast
Thick, hearty individual baked oatmeal cups flavored with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 18 Level: Easy


Upside-Down Apple Muffin Cake
Avatar Image by Meagan {I Eat Therefore I Cook} in Breakfast
Moist cinnamon cake topped with gooey apples and brown sugar topping.
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Avocado Hummus Toast
Avatar Image by Lisa | Healthy Nibbles & Bits in Breakfast
This avocado and hummus toast is perfect for days when you...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 1 Level: Easy


Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes
Avatar Image by Tiffany Kingsley in Breakfast, Special Dietary Needs
Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes are a healthy, delicious breakfast for the fall....
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Golden Breakfast Porridge with Cinnamon and Sugar
Avatar Image by Bita @ Honest & Tasty in Breakfast
A simple, warm and comforting Persian breakfast porridge topped with cinnamon...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy