Poached Eggs

Poached Eggs

4 from 4 votes
Recipe by NZEggs Course: Breakfast, LunchCuisine: Gluten Free, VegetarianDifficulty: Medium


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Easy to make and quick to prepare, poached eggs taste great on toast and are an essential for that brunch classic Eggs Benedict. Follow these easy steps to become a poached egg pro.


  • 2 1 – 2 eggs per person

  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar

  • Toasted bread or English muffins to serve

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Fill a large shallow frying pan with water 3 – 4 cm deep and heat to a rolling boil.
  • Add vinegar.
  • Break an egg into a small cup and reduce to a low heat.
  • Gently pour the egg into the water and repeat with additional eggs.
  • Cook gently for 3 – 5 minutes, until cooked to your liking, or when the yolk is set and the white is almost firm.
  • Lift the eggs out using a slotted spoon or fish slice and drain excess water. Gently pat the spoon or slice on top of a paper towel or tea towel to help this process.
  • Serve eggs on toast or muffins.

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