Perfect Poached Eggs


Poached eggs are the perfect easy breakfast recipe and ready in less than 5 minutes. Follow this easy recipe for the perfect poached eggs, every time!

3 Key tips to get the perfect poached eggs: 

  1. Strain the eggs in a fine-mesh sieve to get rid of runny/watery yolk
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to the water – helps the whites stay together, and doesn’t alter the flavor
  3. Make a vortex by stirring before adding the egg to retain the round egg shape

Perfect Poached Eggs

Perfect poached eggs
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  • Place a fine-mesh sieve over a small bowl and crack an egg into it. The yolk and most of the white will stay in the sieve, while the thin liquid part will fall to the bowl. Reserve the liquid part for another use (like scrambled eggs).
  • Transfer the egg to a small bowl.
  • Once water is boiling, turn it to low or off completely. Add one tablespoon of white vinegar to the pot and stir repeatedly to create a vortex.
  • Pour the egg into the middle of the vortex and set a timer for 3 minutes.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the egg once the timer is up and serve immediately.

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