Thursday, 13 November 2014

Poached Eggs

We rarely eat poached eggs as no matter how you do them, they can be just a tad fiddly. The floating silicon poachers were half price so we bought some to try.

You have to lightly oil them and crack an egg into each one:
They need to float in about 1 1/2" of simmering water so they do not touch the bottom of the pan and the lid needs to be on:
4 - 6 minutes (we needed 6), then they are carefully lifted out with a spoon. The top outside bit of the egg white is released all around with a spoon or non-sharp knife before popping them inside out, onto toast:
Two came out well the other two not so, it was only when DB was washing them up that we realised I had greased two of them inside out and the egg had stuck slightly to the lettering!

Ah well, you live and learn.



16 comments:

  1. I`ve never bothered with poached eggs because they always seemed a bit fiddly but my Aunty Doreen always did them for our breakfast when we went to stay with her and they were gorgeous......there must be a knack !

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    1. Practise I think but we don't eat them enough!

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  2. I have a couple of those silicone pods. I only paid 99p for a pack of 2 in the 99p store in Folkestone and I was dubious they'd work, but they are great.

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    1. It helps of course to use them the right way!

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  3. We have them every weekend on English muffins. I just add a little vinegar to the boiling water, crack the egg straight into the pan and it takes about the time my toasted muffin takes to toast - about two minutes on simmer. Perfect every time. P x

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    1. We normally do that but our eggs are usually not as fresh so their whites run into each other.

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  4. My hubby loves poached eggs , I am a good cook but can't cook poached eggs.

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  5. DH melted my egg poacher when he forgot to put water in! I was thinking of getting a couple of the silicone ones to replace it.

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    1. It is a little dodgy lifting them out but apparently, you can do other things in them such as egg custard, quiche etc.

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  6. My dh bought me a poach egg pan years ago and I thought I would never use it because I don't like eggs but my dh and children do. One of the best gifts, can make four at once, and I could never make them right. Cheryl

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    1. Loved those pans, not so cheap to buy nowadays from what a friend tells me.

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  7. Thats lunch sorted for today, I love poached egg on toast :-) i use my small frying pan it will fit 4 eggs, I did try the silicone ones but failed miserably.

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    1. Glad it isn't just me then, hope you enjoyed your eggs!

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  8. I`ve learnt to make good poached eggs years ago, just with a pot of boiling water, some salt and vinegar added to it, then the eggs broken and slid into the simmering water. I don`t need extra devises
    for successful eggs. And, with years of practise my poached eggs turn out perfect every time. I don`t actually think it`s difficult to make them. But, I can see that these little egg poachers might be useful for less experienced home cooks.

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    1. True but as we only eat them 2 or 3 times a year, we never have the time to perfect them. Still, as long as they are soft, we enjoy them.

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