How to Cook a Perfect Poached Egg in 4 minutes and 10 seconds
George Bryant (Civilized Caveman)
of water to a boil.
to make a small hole in the eggshell. This will release any air that's in the egg, which could otherwise cause it to crack. (the hole is small, nothing will leak)
Place the whole egg (still in the shell) in the boiling water for exactly 10 seconds.
Remove the egg from the water, and lower the heat to bring the water to a simmer (Boiling the egg helps it to retain its shape once it's cracked and poured into simmering water later.)
Once the egg is cool enough to handle (5 seconds), poach the egg as you normally would, by cracking the egg into gently simmering water.
Poach the egg for 3:30 to 4 minutes depending on how you like your egg. We cook ours to 3 minutes and 30 seconds for runny yolks
Remove your egg from the water with a
and place on a paper towel
Serve on gluten free toast, salad or just eat it as is