Poached Eggs

Preparation info
  • Yield:


    Poached Eggs.
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

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  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 8 egg


  1. Put the water in a fairly wide nonstick skillet. Add the vinegar and bring to the simmer.
  2. As gently as possible, break the eggs into the water, taking care that they are spaced apart so that the whites do not touch. The water should be barely simmering. Cook until the whites are set and the yolks remain runny, 2½ to 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, drain the e