my favorite meal ever.

Poached Egg on Toast

I don't know what has come over me the last two weeks, but i only have eyes for poached eggs.

I finally figured out how to poach eggs and now I can't stop eating them. It took several failed attempts and wasted organic eggs to get it right, so for those of you who have been craving poached eggs like I have [i'm sure that's all of you, right?], here are some helpful tips to poaching your own egg.

Step One: boil water in a small sauce pan.

Step Two: pull out your toaster [if it's in the cupboard like mine is], the butter and a slice of bread. don't start toasting yet, it's all about timing.

Step Three: crack one egg in a bowl or cup

Step Four: once the water is boiling, turn down the heat to medium high and give the water a good stir so there is a mini tornado in your boiling water. dump the egg in the center of the "storm."

Step Five: stick your bread in the toaster and start toasting. it should pop up in 1-2 minutes so you'll have just enough time to butter the toast before the egg is cooked. the egg will take 3-4 minutes to cook.

Step Six: using a slotted spoon, scoop up the cooked egg and drain the water off, place on your piece of toast. pop the egg and salt until taste.

i'm gonna go make myself some poached eggs right now!


  1. What if you want 2 - like in the picture? Can you do 2 at time? Do you need 2 mini-tornadoes?

    Inquiring minds want to know. :)

  2. there are ways to do it, but it's pretty tricky to do it this way, they usually stick together.

    i say:
    google it!

  3. Kaylee1/19/2012

    I read your blog 10 minutes ago and just finished eating my tasty creation. I like poached eggs but I've never tried to make them before. You saved the dinner I had given up on eating. I will probably make another one in the morning. Now how about an easy english muffin recipe?