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Poached Egg

Anagha Doiphode
5 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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“Perfect poached eggs are a real joy, and easier than you think to get right. ” Use very fresh Eggs for poaching. Poached eggs are one of the most versatile ways to cook eggs. They make almost any dish a little fancier, and they're an easy, healthy way to start the day. It is also the traditional breakfast recipe for Americans.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • American
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 2 Eggs
  2. Sourdough / French Loaf
  3. Microgreens
  4. Salt and Pepper to taste
  5. Avocado, cut into slices


  1. Firstly cut the bread into slices. Butter the slices and toast a little on both the sides.
  2. Poached Egg Method : Half-fill a wide pan with boiling salted water, and bring it to a light simmer over a medium heat.
  3. Crack one of the eggs into a cup and gently pour it into the water in one fluid movement. Repeat with the rest of the eggs.
  4. You’ll see them begin to cook immediately – don’t worry if the edges look a little scruffy.
  5. Depending on the pan, a really soft poached egg should take around 2 minutes and a soft to firm one will need 4 minutes (it depends on the size of the eggs and whether you’re using them straight from the fridge).
  6. To check whether they’re done, remove one carefully from the pan with a slotted spoon and give it a gentle push with a teaspoon.
  7. If it feels too soft (use your instincts), put it back and give the eggs a minute or two more in the water to firm up.
  8. When they’re ready, remove them to some kitchen paper to dry off and serve with buttered toast layered with avocado and micro greens and a sprinkle of salt and black pepper.
  9. Poached Egg is ready to eat.

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Shelly Sharma
Shelly Sharma   Dec-06-2018

Would love to try this.

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