Do you know how long to poach an egg? Well, it’s that really simple you just have to consider few things before poaching it. The first and foremost thing to consider is that you should have eggs that are no more than 3 days old. Poaching really demands fresh eggs. It’s very simple but you need to follow these steps especially if you want to know how long does it take to poach an egg.
How Long to Poach an Egg
Step 1: Place the frying pan over a stove with the gentle heat and pour water into it so as to submerge egg for at least 1 inch (2.5 inches).
Step 2: Leave the heat on a gentle mode and you’ll see few bubbles start to appear at the frying pan’s base.
Step 3: Now is the time to break eggs onto the pan. You don’t need to cover the pan; let eggs be steamed for about 1 minute.
Step 4: After 1 minute, you need to remove the pan from stove and leave it for 10 minutes; while eggs remain in the pan, you must note down the exact time. In order to achieve perfect results, you must have a timer for you.
Step 5: Take out all the eggs one by one very carefully. I advise you to use a draining spoon for this.
Step 6:Serve the eggs and enjoy a yellowish creamy yolk.
How Long to Poach An Egg in a Microwave?
Not many people prefer to use microwave for poaching an egg; however, it’s a very useful method especially when it comes to hard-boiled style eggs. Most people hesitate to cook in the microwave because they don’t exactly know how long to poach an egg using microwave. Bear in mind the following steps in order to properly poach an egg.
Step 1: Bring a cup (or bowl) and a vinegar (optional). Fill the cup with one-third of water. One of the advantages of adding a little vinegar is that it melds slightly better.
Step 2: Crack the egg into a cup and add (if you want) a vinegar.
Step 3: The last thing you need to do before start poaching is to protect the cup with a microwave-plat in order to minimize the effect of rays.
Step 4: Turn microwave to 60 seconds and cook at 80%. Sometimes, egg does not turn out to be properly cooked even within 60 seconds. If this is the case, then put the cup back to the microwave for another 15 – 20 seconds. Now proceed to the last step!
Step 5: Take out the egg with the help of a slotted spoon and serve it or enjoy yourself!
Now you know how long to poach an egg using microwave? Isn’t that really simple?