When I saw Julie trying to poach eggs in the movie, Julie and Julia, I thought to myself, “Do people really think it is that hard to poach an egg?” If you do think it is hard, here is a step-by-step tutorial to poach the perfect egg. It is as easy as 1-2-3!
Poached eggs are a perfect food for a sensitive stomach. Whenever my stomach isn’t up to par, and I know I still need nutrients and protein; I make myself a poached egg.
First, boil water in a saucepan, and then reduce to a simmer. Use a large saucepan if you plan on poaching more than one egg.
Second, crack one egg close to the simmering water. The egg should start to set. Once it sets, feel free to add another egg.
Third, lift the egg out of the water with a slotted spoon. It should take maybe 2-3 minutes for the yolk to cook with a soft yolk. Adjust cooking time to suit your taste of yolk-firmness.
Awww! A perfect Valentine’s day egg-shaped like a heart <3
Whenever I go to a breakfast restaurant and order eggs, I ask for them poached. I don’t know what kinds of oils they use in their fried or scrambled eggs, so I think poached is the way to go.
Egg Health Benefits:
- One medium-sized egg is 60 calories, 4g fat, and 6g protein.
- Eggs are protein-power houses. They have 6 grams of protein per egg that can help get you through the day and build muscle.
- They can help your eyes stay young because of the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin.
- One egg has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.
- It is one of the few foods to have naturally occurring Vitamin D!
- Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals.
Poached Egg Recipes:
~Here are some great ideas for serving poached eggs.
- Place on top of grits, hashbrowns, or toast for a great breakfast.
- Serve with veggies or on salads. They go great with fresh asparagus!
- Serve on top rice or pasta
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
Have you ever had a poached egg? If not, then you must right away! If you have had one, do you like to eat them plain or do you have a special recipe you like?
Also, if you order eggs at a restaurant, how do you like them? Scrambled, fried, over-easy??
To my vegan readers: Do you miss eating eggs? I know if I were to ever go vegan that I would.
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