Poached Egg

The steps to making a perfectly poached egg!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Course: Elements
Keyword: makecaloriesgreatagain, mcga, Poached Egg
Cooking Method: Stovetop
Food Category: Eggs
FoodOrDrink: Food
Element: Enhanced Components


  • 1 ea Egg
  • 1 tbs Vinegar


  • Bring a large pot of water (at least 4" of water depth) to a near boil (we don't want a rapid / violent boil). Add the vinegar. Crack and strain the egg. This will eliminate some of those "whispers" you sometimes see with poached eggs.
  • Transfer the egg from the strainer to a ladle or small bowl.
  • Create a vortex in the pot of water. I do this by circling a spatula in the water at a swift pace. Creating this vortex will help your egg stay compact.
  • Gently drop the egg into the center of the vortex.
  • Let cook for 3 minutes. A little less if you want it softer. A little more if you want it firmer.
  • Remove the egg and dry it gently with paper towel.
  • You're egg is now ready.
  • Enjoy!


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