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How to Make Perfect Poached Eggs

In this video, you’ll see how to make poached eggs. Learn this simple technique and become the unofficial queen of brunch! You’ll discover why a little bit of vinegar in the water helps keep the whites together and get a little tip for making poached eggs for a crowd. You’ll see just the right type of low simmer you want for poaching perfect eggs. You’ll also learn why fresh eggs poach best and why it’s a smart idea to crack your eggs into a ramekin instead of directly into the water. What happens when you use older eggs? You’ll see in this video—and also see how to fix the problem! Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Poached Eggs.

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  • Baking Nana

Great tip on poaching eggs for a crowd, which is always a challenge. One other tip, if you stir the simmering water creating a whirlpool effect then gently drop the egg into the center of the whirlpool, the white will swirl around the yolk.

  • Candace N David Bonham

old eggs? not your best demonstration, but hubby will eat it anyway

  • Graces

Love your videos and usually learn a lot from them. Your method is the same as that taught by Julia Child in a long ago TV show, except for the swirling water that she used. Baking Nana has already given you that tip. Try it sometime. It does work.