Perfect Poached Eggs

Poached eggs are easy once you know how. Get kids' brains and bodies pumping with this yummy breakfast.

  1. Fill a saucepan or deep frying pan with about 5cm of water and add a splash of vinegar (helps the egg keep its shape).
  2. Bring the water to a gentle simmer.
  3. One at a time, break eggs into a saucer or shallow cup. Then slide the egg into the water.
  4. As soon as the water starts simmering again, turn off the heat and cover saucepan with lid.
  5. Stand for about 2 minutes, or until the egg white has set.
  6. Lift the eggs out of water with a slotted spoon. Drain well.
  7. Serve on wholegrain toast with freshly ground black pepper.

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Meal Type:
Cooking Time:
10 mins


4 eggs

4 slices wholegrain bread, toasted

White vinegar