Poaching an Egg

When I think the thought of "Poaching an Egg", I first think of Julia Child plopping an egg in a pot of water and making egg soup. I giggle every time thinking of her dismay and her " oh well " attitude.  Trust me guys,  poaching an egg isn't hard at all. All you need is the right temp water, vinegar, and an egg. I have a few simple steps on poaching an egg that helped me through the process. ( I've honestly made them for breakfast ever since the first time I made them)

Step 1: Put a pot of water on to simmer. (Turn your heat to medium or if you have numbers on your stove move the dial to 5)

Step 2: Add a couple tbs of vinegar ( white distilled or apple cider ) to your water. This will keep the egg in it's shape.

Step 3: Crack an egg into a small bowl, try not to break the yolk.

Step 4: When your water looks like 7-up or sprite (thanks to Megan Mitchell of Tastemade for that quote) Stir your water in circular motions, making a vortex in the middle

Step5: Gentle yet quickly drop your egg in the middle of the vortex. Make sure the egg doesn't stick to the bottom and that the water doesn't boil.

Step 6: Turn your timer on for 3 minutes. And grill up some toast.

Step 7: when your timer is up pull the egg out with the slotted spoon and check the egg. If the whites are set and the yolk is a little bit wobbly, its done! If it isn't give it another half of a minute.

Step 8: Place on top of toast, a salad, avocado, or even pasta! I usually just put mine on toast with salt, pepper, and lots of nutmeg! 

I hope you guys have a lovely week. It's going to be another busy one here!

Much love and have a derpy picture of me eating a poached egg....