How to Poach an Egg
Okay kids. Today I am going to teach you how to poach an egg.
I originally learnt this method from the totally puntastic b3ta newsletter, but it definitely isn’t well known enough, so I’m trying to spread the knowledge, itinerant preacher style!
B3ta’s method is super easy, requires no swirling of the water, hence allowing you to cook multiple eggs at once, and ALSO means you don’t need to wash up your pan, which is always a bonus.
For this recipe, you will need:
- 1 egg. Delia tells you that for poaching to work, your egg must be really fresh. My method works with eggs of ANY freshness. Even rotten ones! Okay maybe not rotten ones.
- Clingfilm. (That’s Saran wrap, American friends!)
- 1 mug. Preferably a NOVELTY mug. It makes no difference to the egg, but it will make the recipe FUN.
- A VAT of boiling water.
Place your novelty mug on the counter. Tear off a piece of clingfilm, and lay it over the top of the mug, leaving enough slack to accomodate, say, an egg.
Crack the egg into the clingfilm.
Wrap the clingfilm around the egg to create a delicious eggy parcel. Scrunch it up at the top so your egg cannot escape.
Lob the parcel into your vat.
When the egg is cooked, (
Roughly 3 minutes? I never remember to time it.EDIT: Four minutes. The correct length of time is four minutes.) remove it from the pan and DEVOUR.
Okay I think I have decided what I’m going to have for dinner.