Learn here how to poach eggs with Eric's simple poached egg recipe. Poaching eggs is a healthy way to cook eggs with no oil, you cook the eggs in water, hence the name, poached eggs.
A properly cooked poached egg has a runny yolk, i think, but not too runny. You have to experiment with the timing to get the perfect poached egg. There are all sorts of methods to poach an egg, but I think the method we show you in our poached egg video works best. Its not a lot of work, you don't have to have a fancy egg poacher pan, and it works.
Poached eggs are great on toast, but people also poached eggs for fancy dished like Eggs Benedict, and the Middle Eastern dish Shakshouka, in which eggs are poached in a tomato sauce. I've seen a few different versions of this, and its on the to do list in the GardenFork kitchen.
Eggs in general are just plain healthy for you. They are a great source of protein, they keep for a long time in your fridge, and they cook up easy. Eggs contain all the amino acids you need, and are a good brain food. Pasture or free range eggs, with the chickens being the free-er the better, are the best eggs to get, i think.
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