Perfectly Poached Eggs Recipe

Poached eggs recipe

Perfectly Poached Eggs Recipe


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp of white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toast or English muffin optional
  • Butter or olive oil optional
  • Fresh herbs or chives optional


  • In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a simmer. Add the white vinegar.
  • Crack the eggs into a small dish or ramekin.
  • Create a gentle whirlpool in the simmering water by stirring with a spoon.
  • Slip the eggs, one at a time, into the center of the whirlpool.
  • Let the eggs cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the whites are set and the yolks are still runny.
  • Use a slotted spoon to gently lift the eggs from the water.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve the poached eggs on toast or English muffin, if desired. You can also add butter or olive oil, or garnish with fresh herbs or chives for extra flavor.

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