Basic Poached Eggs Recipe

Use a slotted spoon to remove poached eggs from simmering water before yolks lose creaminess.

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Perfecting the craft of poached eggs is important for breakfast classics like this eggs benedict recipe.

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Poached eggs are perfect for a light lunch or dinner. Serve atop steamed vegetables, such as tender asparagus.

Basic Egg Recipes 

Basic Poached Eggs Recipe

2 to 4 eggs, cold
Salt and pepper 

In large saucepan or deep skillet, heat 2 to 3 inches of water to boiling. Adjust heat to keep liquid simmering gently.

Break eggs, one at a time, into custard cup or saucer. Holding dish close to surface, slip egg into water.

Cook eggs until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 3 to 5 minutes. Do not stir.

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