Chicken eggs can be cooked in any way: fry, boil. But the poached egg recipe is considered the most useful and fastest in cooking.
A poached egg is considered an ideal option for breakfast or a simple quick snack. This name was given to the dish by the French. And all because of the cooking technique: an egg without a shell is cooked in almost no boiling water. This method is called poaching.
Eggs must be fresh. This recipe details and shows how to prepare the dish.
Poached eggs are the basis for preparing various dishes. You can make sandwiches for breakfast. Many cooks also add poached eggs to soups and broths, to numerous salads.
How long you leave the egg in hot water determines the density of the yolk. So, if you boil an egg for about 3 minutes, the yolk will turn out to be creamy, if about 5 minutes - more dense. And if you leave it in water for more than 7 minutes, you will get a hard-boiled egg.
Choose the largest and freshest eggs. So your dish will turn out not only satisfying, but also beautiful.
In addition to salt, be sure to add a few teaspoons of vinegar to the water in which you are going to boil the eggs. It helps egg white coagulation, that is, it provides the most important thing in this dish - the egg white is better wrapped around the yolk.
Please note that the water should not boil too much. This can damage the yolk. Add the egg to the water as soon as you see the water begin to boil.
Before adding the egg to the water, be sure to stir it with a whisk. Stir in such a way that a funnel forms in the middle. The egg must be lowered into this funnel. Thanks to its movement, the egg white will envelop the yolk.