Poach an Egg Poaching an Egg vs Using Vash Clingfilm vs Dishes that include Poached Eggs
Edited by Graciela Franchesca Rosario, Rebecca M., Graeme, Lynn and 4 others
Method 1: Poaching an Egg
You might wonder how an egg can be boiled in water even without its shell. You might think the egg white will spread out and not form a shape, or that the egg yolk will be cracked. Poaching the right way is the solution. Poaching an egg is a great alternative if you want to cook an egg without using fat. It is a low calorie way of cooking eggs. And it is the quickest and easiest way to cook eggs. This method of cooking an egg is preferable because it has an accurate time when the egg will be cooked.
- 3Pour two tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in water.
- 5Break the shell of the egg and pour the egg in a small bowl, ramekin or cup.
- 7Pour the egg in the center of the whirlpool. The egg white must go first. Put the lip of the ramekin near the water to prevent the dispersion of the egg. The purpose of the whirlpool is to make the egg yolk and egg white become compact. Your spatula may also help to make them stay together by pushing the egg together and not scattering it. If the egg has become stuck to the bottom of the saucepan, help by loosening the egg using the spatula after the egg has been cooked for 30 seconds.
- 8If you have poaching rings, you may use them.
- 10Let the egg white lay around the egg yolk. The egg will float as the egg white coats the egg yolk.
- 12Place it on a paper napkin or kitchen towel to let it drain. If you want to use the egg for later use, you may reheat it by cooking it under water, but do not heat it to the point where it boils. Cook it for a few minutes.
- 14You may put the egg on bread. It is often served plain or with butter on the bread. Other accompaniments can be the hot sauce, chutneys, salsas, etc. Another way of serving is to melt butter in a pan, put in fresh herbs, and then combine the eggs. Poached eggs can also be added to stews and soups or stews like chickpea and escarole stew.
Method 2: Using Vash Clingfilm
Vash "Clingfilm" Stampede
- 1You keep the shape of a poached egg by making a vortex at the center of the water. Or you can do the Vash "Clingfilm" Stampede.Advertisement
- 2If don't want to clean the pan, this will work for you.
- Microwaveable clingfilm
- 2Tie the clingfilm above the egg.
- 4Cooking time is 2 minutes and 30 seconds if prepared at room temperature before poaching. It will take three minutes if cooked immediately after being taken out of the fridge.
Method 3: Dishes that include Poached Eggs
Dishes that Includes Poached Eggs
- 1Dishes that are served with eggs are eggs Sardou, dishes of Louisiana creole cuisine, eggs hussarde, eggs Portuguese, and eggs St. Charles. Poached eggs in a creole is usually served with brunch. There are many cuisines that add poached eggs into their broth or soup. In central Colombia, they serve changua (egg soup), also called caldo de huevo. The egg is combined with coriander/scallion broth and milk.
Chickpea Escarole Stew
- This dish is usually accompanied with bread and poached egg. You cook this by using a broth or stock.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 1 can (15 oz.) of chickpeas, rinsed then drained
- 2 tbsp. of distilled white or white wine vinegar
- 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 head escarole, cleaned and slice into bite-size
- 4 eggs
- ¼ cup chopped capers (optional)
- 1-4 tsp. harissa or other hot chili sauce (optional)
- 1 tsp. freshly ground cumin (optional)
- 1Boil the broth. Put in the escarole and chickpeas. Minimize the flame into medium heat. Stir frequently until escarole becomes tender and wilted. Put the flame at low heat.
- 2Make the 1-2 inches of water simmer in a frying pan. Put vinegar and the egg into the water. Do not touch it; let the runny yolk stand for three minutes. The set yolk for five minutes. Then transfer the egg in a paper napkin using a slotted spoon. In summary, this method is poaching an egg.
- 3Serve bread with every pasta or soup. Toppings for the bread will be the escarole and chickpeas. Add some cumin, capers and harissa. Then add the poached egg.
Curly Endive Salad with Poached Egg
- The egg is flavorful when combined with the greens. This a French food. It is usually served for supper. It is a light food. It is served with bread, endives, green chicory, frisee, and escarole.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 1 tbsp. of mild olive oil per person
- 1/3 - ½ head curly endive or other greens per person
- 1 tsp. of quality sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar per person
- ¼ - ½ tsp. Dijon mustard per person
- ½ minced shallot per person
- Pepper and salt
- 1-2 eggs per person
- ¼ cup lardons or 1-2 slices thick-cut bacon per person
- 1Tear or chop endive to desired size. Rinse and let dry. Set aside.
- 2Measure the vinegar, oil, mustard, and shallot. In a bowl, mix them together and add pepper and salt. Set this dressing aside.
- 3Heat the frying pan at medium flame. Fry the lardons or bacon for five minutes and until they become crisp and brown. Set them aside by letting them drain onto a paper napkin.
- 4Simmer water to put the egg in for poaching. Cook for three minutes. In a bowl, mix the endives and dressing. Tear the lardons or bacon, then put into the salad. Serve the salad on plates, then top with one or two poached eggs.
- You must not boil the water, but it must be above simmering. The purpose is to make the movement of the water visible.
- Cook the freshest eggs as possible. A fresh egg contains more nutrients and taste much better. That's the minor issue of fresh eggs, but specifically for cooking, the freshest eggs are the easiest eggs to poach. The egg tends to hold its shape, even if it glides from the egg shell or dish to the deep pan.
- Placing an egg at room temperature before cooking makes them be cooked evenly. So remove the egg from the fridge 30 minutes before you cook it.
- If you want to poach a lot of eggs, before you set them on fire, place them in warm water before dipping them in the deep pan.
- Do not add salt to the water. Your goal is to make a poached egg which is cloud-like and smooth. Putting salt into the water will break the egg whites.
- If you want to prepare a poached egg ahead of time to serve tomorrow, then what you will do it undercook it. Then transfer in a bowl with cold water. Wrap it with plastic wrap, then place it inside the fridge overnight. If you will be serving them, cook them in a nearly simmering water. This is the way restaurants prepare poached eggs.
- Putting vinegar in the preparation of poaching egg will make the egg taste slightly of vinegar, so if you don't like it to taste like that, you can poach the egg with plain water.
- You may use egg-poaching rings, egg-poaching machines, or egg-poaching pouches, or you may opt to not use any of them.