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How to Poach the Perfect Egg With Chris Miracolo of S3

How to Poach the Perfect Egg With Chris Miracolo of S3

They say the best way to judge the skills of a cook is to see how he or she can whip up an egg. Believe it or not: those delicate little ovum are fairly easy to screw up.

One of the most perilous methods of egg preparation--and probably one of the most feared--is poaching. Aside from the general problems of proper timing, if you don't use the right methods, there's a big chance you'll end up with a watery, broken mess.

However, lucky for you, Chef Chris Miracolo of S3 has some tips for poaching the perfect egg.

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Step One: Bring 3 cups of water and 3 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar to a simmer in a saucepan or pot. "You definitely don't want a rolling boil where the water beats the egg up, but you need enough of a simmer for it to lift--not that much," says Miracolo.

How to Poach the Perfect Egg With Chris Miracolo of S3

 

Step Two: Take a spoon and spin the water around in a circular motion. "You want to create a vortex for the egg to form," he says.

How to Poach the Perfect Egg With Chris Miracolo of S3

Step Three: Set a timer for 2 minutes and 50 seconds. Crack the egg into the spinning water and start the timer.

How to Poach the Perfect Egg With Chris Miracolo of S3

Step Four: Once the timer goes off, gently remove the egg from the water with a slotted spoon and serve.

How to Poach the Perfect Egg With Chris Miracolo of S3

And there you have it, the perfect--and not-so scary--poached egg.

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