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How to make poached eggs

Poached eggs are great for breakfast or brunch. Give this recipe a try and see how easy they are to cook.

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About this recipe

  • Servings: 3
  • Preparation time: 2 minutes
  • Cooking time: 3 minutes
  • Utensils needed: sauce pan and frying pan


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 dessertspoon of vinegar
  • 1/2 pt water
  • pepper

Packet of eggs on a counter


  1. Put the water into a saucepan or frying pan, add the salt, pepper and vinegar. Bring to the boil.
  2. Break the eggs into the boiling salted water.
  3. Simmer gently until the eggs are set (this takes about 2 – 3 minutes).
  4. Serve with toast and beans, toast and avocado or a topping of your choice.

Poaching is a great alternative to frying; it is quick and easy with the same great taste and none of the added fat, making it a healthy breakfast.

Recipes are from 101 square meals by and MABS.

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Published August 25th2015
Last updated May 24th2018
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