I don’t eat eggs often, but when I do I prefer them to be poached. Somehow poached eggs on toast are such a great brunch dish! I have to admit that 90% of the times that I’m eating poached eggs, it’s when I’m eating out (for example at the Greenwoods tearoom in Amsterdam). I always thought it’s really difficult to poach eggs so I never made them myself. And when I did start trying to make them myself, they failed. I tried the ‘swirl the boiling water technique’ a few times but every time my egg whites spread out all over the water. Anyone recognize this?
I’ve got good news if you also struggle to poach eggs. A while ago I discovered a super easy way to poach eggs. I actually made a video of this ‘poaching eggs for dummies method’. It was the very first food video I ever made and uploaded to my YouTube channel. Looking back on it, the quality is really bad. It’s all shaky and blurry. Funny thing is though, that I also posted it on my Instagram account way back in 2015 and it got picked up by Instagram itself! Because of that it has almost 90.000 views on Instagram (check it out here).
I’m going to tell you the trick so you can poach your eggs from now on! Trust me; you’ll never fail at poaching eggs ever again and everybody will be very impressed by your skills!
Super easy way to poach eggs:
Bring water to a boil. Put a drip of olive oil on the inside of a zip-loc or plastic sandwich bag and move it around a bit so that the inside is greased. Put the bag in a small bowl and crack an egg open inside the bag. Put the bag in the boiling water. In the meantime you can toast some whole wheat bread and spread it with hummus or mash half an avocado. Leave the bag in the water for about 5 minutes.
Serve the poached egg on your toast and sprinkle it with pepper or chili flakes.
Trust me: this is poaching eggs for dummies!
By the way, don’t you just love the plates? They’re part of the Jungle Stories collection from Catchii Homeware. I love the colorful tableware from Catchii, especially as they’re inspired by one of my most favorite countries: South Africa.
If you’ve gotten curious about the poaching eggs video, you can check it out below. And don’t say I didn’t warn you about the poor quality.
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