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How to poach an egg

Let’s talk about poached eggs. Soft whites and runny yolks, perfect to top a classic avocado toast. Do you know how to poach an egg?

Is it easy or difficult?

How do I get that perfect runny yolk?

Vinegar on the water, yes or no?

Let me answer all your question and how you how to make the perfect poached egg at home.

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How to poach an egg

Tips to get the perfect poached eggs:


Vinegar adds acidity to the water. Acidity cooks or solidifies the protein quicker.

That means that if you add some vinegar to the cooking water, that acidic will cook or solidify the egg white quicker which will help to keep the shape of the egg better.

Vinegar = cute poached eggs

So yes, add a bit of vinegar to the water always to get that perfectly shaped poached eggs.


Always add salt to the eggs before serving, never in the cooking water.

Can I cook more that 1 egg at the same time?

Of course, with this method you can have all 4 eggs ready in small bowl and transfer them into the hot water one after the other. You need to do that quick while you still have the vortex in the water, one egg after the other. No they will not get stuck to each other.

Video recipe:

The perfect toast:

My favourite combination to serve poached eggs is with salmorejo style sauce and a nice avocado. So GOOD! Recipe here.

The Perfect Toast - salmorejo, avocado and egg

How to poach an egg

Recipe by Enara ParraCourse: Appetizers and Snack, Breakfast, Brunch, EggsDifficulty: Easy


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Cooking time




  • 2 medium size eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


  • Bring a medium-size pot of water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Water needs to be hot but never boiling.
  • Crack an egg into a small strainer over a bowl. This will remove the liquid or watery part of the egg and avoid the white wispies on the water while cooking the egg.
  • Transfer the egg into a small bowl and repeat the process with the other egg or eggs.
  • Stir the vinegar into the water and create a vortex with a spoon. Add eggs one by one bit quickly into the middle of the vortex.
  • Cook for 4 minutes.
  • Transfer eggs with a slotted spoon into an ice water for 5 seconds and then into paper towel to remove any excess water.
  • Serve them on top of your favourite toast.

Recipe Video

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