|Preparation||Resting||Cooking||Start to finish|
|37 min.||2 hours||3 min.||2 hours 40 min.|
|1||1st important point: Remove 4 eggs from the fridge at least 2 hours in advance, you should use eggs at room temperature for the cooking time indicated below to work.||2 hours|
|2||Bring a pan of unsalted water to boil. When boiling, pour in 2 tablespoons white (spirit) vinegar, and reduce heat to a simmering water.
That is the 2nd important point: your water should not be salted (salt disturbs the cooking of egg white), and simmering, not boiling, because big bubbles boiling produce irregular and ugly poached eggs.
Prepare a bowl of cold water.
|3||Break the first egg into a cup.||1 min.|
|4||Slip egg smartly into simmering water...||1 min.|
|5||...and immediately gather the white around egg yolk to prevent egg spreading out too much.
If you have difficulty doing that, try this tip: with a tablespoon give one or two turn to the pan to make a small vortex in the water, then add egg and the vortex will do the gathering job for you.
|6||Leave cook for 2 minutes and 30 seconds (3 minutes maximum). This cooking time is the 3rd important point for a perfect result.||3 min.|
|7||After this time, remove egg from hot water and put it immediately into the bowl of cold water to stop the cooking.
Leave it in, and continue with all eggs.
|8||With scissors, trim off any irregular lumps and trails of egg white to get as round and even an egg as possible.||2 min.|
|9||Then put on a cloth to dry.||1 min.|
|10||Do this with all eggs, your soft-boiled eggs are ready.||20 min.|
For 4 Poacheds eggs : 0.71 €
Per Poached eggs : 0.18 €
|Egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramel rice pudding, Fresh pasta dough, Mayonnaise, Tomato omelette, Pink Reims biscuits, ... All|
|White (spirit) vinegar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Fresh pasta dough, Pickled gherkins, Beurre blanc sauce, How to prepare a lettuce, How to prepare sorrel, ... All|
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