What's the best way to poach an egg?
As a featured publisher for Foodbuzz I check out the Daily Specials from time to time. Today, the daily special is an Egg Poach Pod. What's that, you ask? "Flexible silicone Poach Pods stay afloat and upright automatically to cook eggs in minutes" in a pan of boiling water.
I love poached eggs. Seriously! I make them more often for breakfast than any other kind of egg. I even make them for dinner like when topping off a Loco Moco. And why? Because it's easy.
However, the traditional method of poaching an egg has never gone smoothly for me. I just can't do it. So I need tools like the pods, but I don't need anything quite so fancy at all.
In the beginning there was this little metal egg poacher that was similar to this that I picked up for $2 somewhere. Cool and easy enough but the eggs stuck more than I liked. So I figured out two fool-proof methods!
1. Steam the eggs! Sorta. Boil some water and put about an inch in a small bowl. Crack an egg into the water and place on top of a plate. Place the plate in your steamer until done.
2. Microwave the suckers! Do the same boiling water in a bowl method, crack egg into water, and microwave for 30 seconds to a minute until it's done. This is by far the easiest method and works every time without sticking.
However you do it, I think we can all agree poached eggs are friggin' delicious. In fact, I think I'll go poach an egg right now...