how to make a poached egg and three ways to serve them | sugar & cloth

How to Cook Poached Eggs & Three Ways to Serve Them

how to make a poached egg and three ways to serve them | sugar & clothhow to make a poached egg and three ways to serve them | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

I know we’ve discussed this before, but outside of cookies, brownies, all things sugar related in general… and maybe cereal, my basic kitchen knowledge is pretty scarce. To help cure my cooking 101 woes (and hopefully yours, too!), we teamed up with Morgan of The Foodie Chef again, and this time she’s teaching us her tricks on how to cook poached eggs & three ways to serve them.

Needless to say, Jared and I ate lunch really well in the studio when it came to this kitchen lesson…

how to make a poached egg and three ways to serve them | sugar & cloth

Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • 1-2 cups of water heated 260 degrees (or low/medium heat)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

howtomakeapoachedegg

To make the perfect poached egg, Morgan has a little trick swirling the water. It also makes for cooking eggs twice the fun in my opinion!

First, add one to two tablespoons of vinegar to your water and heat it to about 260 degrees or set on low/med for several minutes. Use the end of a cooking utensil to make a circular motion in the middle of the water until it has a good swirl to it, the quickly drop the egg into the water. The swirling motion helps set the egg a bit easier than it would into just still water.

Let it cook for about 3 minutes or soor until the eggs whites are full cooked but the yolk is still a little giggly inside, then spoon out and add to your dish or entree.

how to make a poached egg and three ways to serve them | sugar & cloth

Poached eggs are a great way to add a little umph to dill orzo salad when you’re opting to skip adding meat. I think this recipe was one of my favorites that we tried out in the studio!

how to make a poached egg and three ways to serve them | sugar & clothhow to make a poached egg and three ways to serve them | sugar & cloth

It’s also a quick and easy way to add a little flavor and moisture to avocado toast with tomato or a homemade salad with grilled chicken.

Do you all have any favorite dishes that you add poached eggs to? I’ll be honest and admit that I’ve literally never made a poached egg before today! How terrible is that?! Don’t tell my Grandma…

You can catch our first post with Morgan in our Top 10 spices to always have in your kitchen post, right here!

MS4A2318Morgan Jankovic, a native Houstonian, has always had a passion for food. After studying business at St. Edward’s University in Austin, she pursued her dream of working toward a greater practical knowledge of culinary arts. After getting the proper experience, Morgan opened her own personal chef service, The Foodie Chef. She specializes in cooking organic and healthy gastronomy with a particular consciousness of the beneficial effects of eating naturally. 
how to make a poached egg and three ways to serve them | sugar & cloth

How to Cook Poached Eggs & Three Ways to Serve Them

how to make a poached egg and three ways to serve them | sugar & clothhow to make a poached egg and three ways to serve them | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

I know we’ve discussed this before, but outside of cookies, brownies, all things sugar related in general… and maybe cereal, my basic kitchen knowledge is pretty scarce. To help cure my cooking 101 woes (and hopefully yours, too!), we teamed up with Morgan of The Foodie Chef again, and this time she’s teaching us her tricks on how to cook poached eggs & three ways to serve them.

Needless to say, Jared and I ate lunch really well in the studio when it came to this kitchen lesson…

how to make a poached egg and three ways to serve them | sugar & cloth

Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • 1-2 cups of water heated 260 degrees (or low/medium heat)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

howtomakeapoachedegg

To make the perfect poached egg, Morgan has a little trick swirling the water. It also makes for cooking eggs twice the fun in my opinion!

First, add one to two tablespoons of vinegar to your water and heat it to about 260 degrees or set on low/med for several minutes. Use the end of a cooking utensil to make a circular motion in the middle of the water until it has a good swirl to it, the quickly drop the egg into the water. The swirling motion helps set the egg a bit easier than it would into just still water.

Let it cook for about 3 minutes or soor until the eggs whites are full cooked but the yolk is still a little giggly inside, then spoon out and add to your dish or entree.

how to make a poached egg and three ways to serve them | sugar & cloth

Poached eggs are a great way to add a little umph to dill orzo salad when you’re opting to skip adding meat. I think this recipe was one of my favorites that we tried out in the studio!

how to make a poached egg and three ways to serve them | sugar & clothhow to make a poached egg and three ways to serve them | sugar & cloth

It’s also a quick and easy way to add a little flavor and moisture to avocado toast with tomato or a homemade salad with grilled chicken.

Do you all have any favorite dishes that you add poached eggs to? I’ll be honest and admit that I’ve literally never made a poached egg before today! How terrible is that?! Don’t tell my Grandma…

You can catch our first post with Morgan in our Top 10 spices to always have in your kitchen post, right here!

MS4A2318Morgan Jankovic, a native Houstonian, has always had a passion for food. After studying business at St. Edward’s University in Austin, she pursued her dream of working toward a greater practical knowledge of culinary arts. After getting the proper experience, Morgan opened her own personal chef service, The Foodie Chef. She specializes in cooking organic and healthy gastronomy with a particular consciousness of the beneficial effects of eating naturally. 

Comments

  • Yum! Poached eggs are my favorite! Love all the ways you used them too!

  • marilyn kiang

    03.20.15

    Morgan,
    Another favorite is to poach an egg in your grandmother’s chicken soup!

    • Ashley said:

      I LOVE egg in soups!

  • allison bridgman

    03.20.15

    my favourite lunch dish is sauteed brussels sprouts, with crispy crumbled bacon, pomegranate seeds, sourdough croutons, and a poached egg.

    • Ashley said:

      That sounds amazing!

  • Brittni

    03.20.15

    Yum! These meals look delicious. Especially the avocado toast. That is my jam!

  • Kait

    03.20.15

    Yum! Poached eggs are one of my favourites, can’t wait to try these out!! I can’t believe I have never thought of trying poached eggs with rice before.

  • Amy Rutter

    03.21.15

    I absolutely love poached eggs – but I can’t always get them right, my timing isn’t always great as I sometimes find some of the white around the yolk isn’t quite set – and you can’t test it until it’s cut open and then too late. So I don’t eat them often as I feel like they’re quite risky!

  • Elisa

    03.23.15

    LOVE poached eggs! The twirly thing is such a good trick, it really helps!

  • Meg S

    03.23.15

    Yes! Poached eggs. I am thinking about learning how to do them in the microwave for my series on lunch at work! Great ideas.

  • Jane Gordon

    07.02.15

    After seeing the asparagus & poached egg, I’m interested in more recipes! Thanks for sharing this! :)

  • Tamie Parker

    07.12.15

    I love poached eggs on top of soft polenta or grits, sauteed greens, and a bit of turkey bacon. It makes a great brunch!

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