I love avocado toast! … A, because it is a delicious and satisfying breakfast. B, because it is jam packed full of nutrition. And C, because it is plain easy! So the real question is, how do you make a perfectly poached egg to serve on top of it for the ultimate avocado toast?! Check below for a few tips on how to get a Perfectly Poached Egg Every Time!
The quality of your eggs makes a HUGE difference in taste! Try to buy eggs that are as close to farm-fresh as you can get!
Honestly, it is genuinely easy to make the perfectly poached egg! Just follow this guideline and you will be an poached egg master:
- Boil a deep dish of water. Try to stay away from any shallow saucepans/pots and use a deep saucepan to obtain the perfect oval shape. Bring the water to a rolling boil.
- In the meantime, strain the egg. This one may sound strange, but will definitely help you achieve the perfect poached egg. Use a fine-mesh strainer to filter out the thinner and lighter egg whites that are runny almost like water.
- Place the egg in a bowl. Once the egg is strained, place it back into a small bowl until the water is boiled.
- Turn heat off. It is as simple as it sounds. Once the water has been brought to a rolling boil, turn off the heat.
- Add in vinegar. Add in 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar.
- Create the vortex. Using a spoon, swirl the water around to create a vortex. Then, carefully add in the egg into the center of the vortex.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes. I usually tend to lean towards the 3 minute cooking time. After 1 minute, scoop out any loose egg whites that have floated to the top of the water.
- Scoop out with a slotted spoon. The best method to scooping out the poached egg, without getting a bunch of water with it, is to use a slotted spoon.
That’s it! Pretty darn easy, huh?!
How To: Perfectly Poached Egg Every Time
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar, optional
- Bring a deep saucepan of water to a rolling boil.
- In the meantime, use a fine-mesh strainer to filter out the thinner and lighter egg whites that are almost runny like water.
- Place the egg back into a small dish.
- Once the water is brought to a rolling boil, turn off the heat.
- Add in the apple cider vinegar.
- Using a spoon, swirl the water in circles to create a vortex.
- Carefully add the egg into the center of the vortex.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes. After 1 minute, use a slotted spoon to scoop out any excessive egg whites that have floated to the top of the saucepan.
- Use a slotted spoon to scoop out the egg. Serve immediately or place in an air-tight container for 2-3 days.
Now it’s your turn!
Hope you all enjoy! xxL