How to Poach Eggs

A foolproof technique for poaching eggs

Poached eggs are a delicious addition to salads, stewed beans, and toast, but making them successfully can be a challenge. In this video, SAVEUR executive food editor Todd Coleman shows us his foolproof technique for achieving perfect poached eggs, every time.

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How to poach eggs. Saveur


• 4 cups water
• ½ cup vinegar
• slotted spoon


1. Add ½ cup vinegar to 4 cups gently boiling water.

2. Make a whirlpool by swirling a wooden spoon in the water.

3. Crack eggs into the center of the whirlpool. Cook 5 minutes, or until slightly soft in the middle when poked. Remove with a slotted spoon.


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