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Poached Eggs


From EatingWell:  April/May 2006

There are lots of ways to poach an egg. We tried 'em all. This was the winning method.

4 servings | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes



  1. Break each egg into a small bowl. Fill a large, straight-sided skillet or Dutch oven with 2 inches of water; bring to a boil. Add vinegar. Reduce to a gentle simmer: the water should be steaming and small bubbles should come up from the bottom of the pan.
  2. Submerging the lip of each bowl into the simmering water, gently add the eggs, one at a time.
  3. Cook for 4 minutes for soft set, 5 minutes for medium set and 8 minutes for hard set. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to a clean dish towel to drain for a minute.


Per serving : 74 Calories; 5 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 211 mg Cholesterol; 0 g Carbohydrates; 6 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 147 mg Sodium; 67 mg Potassium

0 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 medium-fat meat

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