Perfect Poached Eggs
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Poached Eggs

  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 7
  • Yield: 2 1x


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.



  • 12 eggs per person
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • Toasted bread or English muffins to serve
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Fill a large shallow frying pan with water 3 – 4 cm deep and heat to a rolling boil.
  2. Add vinegar.
  3. Break an egg into a small cup and reduce to a low heat.
  4. Gently pour the egg into the water and repeat with additional eggs.
  5. Cook gently for 3 – 5 minutes, until cooked to your liking, or when the yolk is set and the white is almost firm.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve eggs on toast or muffins.


  • Serving Size: 1

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Posted on

September 4, 2014