Have you ever been in a situation where the clock ticks past lunch-time and you suddenly realise that your stomach is rumbling so you rush to your fridge only to find, well… eggs.
Anyone with basic cooking skills knows how to make hard-boiled/scrambled/fried eggs. Cooking an omelette is not too difficult either but poached eggs… now this can be a bit tricky to make at home!
Well get excited because: I have a solution for you :)
A friend of mine taught me this simple – yet absolutely great – method to cook poached eggs at home. Once you have mastered this easy procedure the chances are you will eat poached eggs every single day (I’m only slightly exaggerating).
So here’s the secret: (It’s not really a secret – make sure you share it around!)
What you need:
- A cup
- Recipient to boil water in
- And of course: eggs (as many as you feel like!)
- Start by placing the recipient with water over high temperature and bring to a boil (cover the recipient to make this process faster but make sure to take the top off once the water is boiling).
- While the water is heating up, grab your cup and place a rectangular piece of glide wrap (the more glide wrap the better) over the cup and then crack an egg into the glide-wrap.
- Grab all four corners of the glide-wrap and twist them together to create a ‘money bag’ sort of shape with the egg at the bottom.
- Repeat this process with as many eggs as you wish.
- Once the water is boiling bring the temperature down slightly so that the water is still boiling but not too much and then carefully place all the eggs under water.
- Hold on to the top of the glide wrap at first but after about 30 seconds you should be able to let go and the ‘money bags’ should just float around. You can also try to hook the glide wrap onto the side of the recipient.
- Leave the eggs in the boiling water for 3-4 minutes.
- Take them out and leave them to cool slightly.
- Once they have cooled down a bit, open the ‘money bags’ up and gently remove the eggs.
Bellow are some photos documenting the process to give you a visual representation of the method: