Makers might not all agree on how to poach an egg perfectly, but most would agree that poached eggs are a delightful highlight of many dishes. A poached egg has a soft, tender yet firmly cooked opaque white and a silken, runny yolk. It can be enjoyed on its own or as a topping for salad, roasted vegetables, asparagus toast, and is a key ingredient in Eggs Benedict. Eggs are a great source of protein and important nutrients like vitamin D, omega-3s and choline, which may be lacking in the typical Western diet. They are a delicious and satisfying addition to any meal.
In this article, you’ll learn the best methods to make poached eggs with a variety of tips and tricks that can help you perfect your egg-poaching technique.