Show us your eggs!
I am a clumsy cook. I have never been the perfect chef with my hair slicked back and my clean, trendy Burberry apron on. I often burn myself, drop things and after I have finished I have flour on my face and in my hair, and it looks like a bomb has hit the kitchen. I often make mistakes; I add too much of something or grab the almond flour instead of the shredded coconut. Sometimes my cakes don’t rise. Or my ancient 60’s oven decides it wants to change temperature half way through cooking. But…its all a part of the challenge and the fun. What I’m getting at, is that I make mistakes (all the time) but I keep cooking and baking and trying, and eventually I get it right, even if I do have burn marks all the way up my arm. So just bear with it and bear with me, and lets go have some fun in the kitchen!
This recipe is about eggs. I decided that I would include one of my favourite meals, just to show that its not hard to cook something healthy and allergy free. Clearly this is poached eggs. Its easy, tasty and cheap, just like I like my men! (Kidding Husband, just havin’ a laugh!)
Poaching an egg can take a little talent, but it mostly comes down to the freshness of the egg and the method you use. Trust me, I have tried all of them! From vinegar in the water, to a saucer in a boiling pot, to dropping them from 2 metres up, to laying my own eggs. Sometimes it just doesn’t work, and sometimes they come out swell!
I don’t think you need a recipe for this one guys, but perhaps a few hints on how to cook the perfect egg will help. My only prerequisite for this recipe, is to use free range eggs from grassfed chooks. Your backyard chook shed is perfect if you have that luxury!
Here’s a handy instruction video using the saucer in the pot method by Heston Bloomethal
Another method using the vinegar method by Curtis Stone (I personally think using vinegar is a bit of a waste and it doesn’t taste very good)
And one using a strainer method by The Food Lab
Take your pick! But personally, I think it comes down to practice. That and a lot of praying.
How do you cook your poached eggs? Do you think you have a fool proof method?