Ever try to poach an egg? I have. I can get by with the results but not without problems. Two big problems:
- The egg spreads out all over the pot.
- The clean up is problem. Lots of scrubbing – no fun.
There must be a better way!
There is, and I got it from the Food Network and Alton Brown. Create a whirlpool in the middle of the pot. It works wonders. Since the egg stays in the middle and there is a decent amount of water in the pot, there is very little contact between the surface of the pan and the egg.
One thing I will say is that I prefer to let my eggs cook a bit longer then is recommended in the recipe. Try 6 or 7 minutes instead of 5.