How to poach the perfect egg

One of my favorite meals to cook myself is eggs.  If I don’t want a heavy meal, but I want something that will fill me up I will make scrambled eggs, whole wheat toast and a few strips of bacon.  For breakfast I like poached eggs.  Mr. Bee likes his eggs runny.  I prefer them to be soft boiled.  Here’s how I do it…

Boil your water in a small saucepan.  We buy our brown eggs at Costco.

Before you put the eggs in the water, prick the end with an ice pick.  You can see the bubbles coming up and a little bit of egg white escaped in the water. This helps to prevent the egg shell from cracking during cooking and makes it easier to peel when you’re ready to eat them.  Boil for 6 minutes then take off the burner.  Run the egg under cold water while you peel it.
 
 
If you want a runnier egg, then cook it a minute less.  I like mine soft, but not runny.  Add a little salt and pepper, a crispy English muffin, bacon and fruit and you have a really balanced meal for anytime of the day.
 
 
 

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