how to poach an egg

Gooey, runny yolks you can enjoy at home. With our handy guide you’ll be poaching the best eggs on toast in no time.

  1. Start by heating a deep saucepan of water on the hob until it’s almost simmering. The bubbles should be tiny and there should be a little bit of steam rising from the pan.
  2. Crack your happy egg into a small bowl or ramekin.
  3. Taking a fork, stir the water in the pan in a circular motion to create a whirlpool effect.
  4. Gently pour your egg into the water, following the whirlpool. It should form a ball, but keep stirring the water to help it along.
  5. If you like runny poached egg time it for 3-4 minutes now. For a slightly firmer yolk, time 5-6
  6. Use a slotted spoon to lift your egg out of the pan and into a bowl of cold water momentarily.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

Now you’ve perfected the poached egg, try it with smashed avocado on toast. We’ve got just the recipe.