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Pampered Chef: Egg poaching

  1. jnsr96

    jnsr96 Member

    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
  2. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

    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

    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
  4. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

    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
  5. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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

    KellyTheChef Legend Member Gold Member

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

    jnsr96 Member

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

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

    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

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