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Pampered Chef: Egg poaching

  1. jnsr96

    jnsr96 Member

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    Hi...One of my customers asked for a tip on poaching eggs. Does anyone know of any tips or techniques on doing this? Thanks!
     
    Aug 5, 2009
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  2. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

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    It's best to wear dark clothing and go in at night. The chicken make a lot of noise so you need to be quick ... Oh, wrong poaching. Tee-hee.

    Sorry hon, I have NO CLUE, but I couldn't resist a little sillyness. :)
     
  3. scottcooks

    scottcooks Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Butter a food prep bowl liberally. Crack the egg into it. Lower into a pan of simmering water and cover the pan with a lid for 3-5 minutes.

    Remove onto toast, enjoy.
     
    Aug 6, 2009
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  4. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    To poach directly in the water, crack an egg into a bowl - you'll pour it from the bowl to get a more controlled shape than cracking in directly into the water. If you use a measuring cup, like the 1-cup Easy Read, there's a spout and it'll be less messy. Use a wide pan, so that it's easier to get the eggs in and out - the 10" skillet is great. Fill it with a couple inches of water and add a teaspoon of white vinegar. The vinegar helps keep the white together. Bring the water to a simmer. Carefully slide the egg from the bowl into the water. Cook 2-3 minutes (which will result in set whites and runny yolks). Remove from water with a slotted spoon.
     
    Aug 6, 2009
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  5. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    LOL - thanks for the laugh this morning. That was funny!
     
    Aug 6, 2009
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  6. KellyTheChef

    KellyTheChef Legend Member Gold Member

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    Ann said it perfectly, be sure to use the vinegar...it really helps!
     
    Aug 6, 2009
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  7. jnsr96

    jnsr96 Member

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    Thanks so much!! I enjoyed the laugh too :)
     
    Aug 6, 2009
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  8. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

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    I was hopin' it went over OK - I just couldn't NOT make a joke.

    Hope your customer was successful!
     
  9. kam

    kam Legacy Member Staff Member

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    Thanks for the laugh! I needed that today. :)
     
    Aug 6, 2009
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