Poached eggs take

Prep. Time 1‘      Cooking Time 3‘     Serves 2


  • 2 fresh eggs
  • 1/2 tsp wine vinegar
  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • Black bread
  • Salt
  • Pepper

The crucial thing is for the eggs to be fresh.

First method:

  1. In a small saucepan, add water.
  2. The water should be 5-6 cm deep inside the saucepan.
  3. Add the vinegar.
  4. Bring the water to a gentle boil.
  5. Reduce to low heat, just enough to simmer lightly.
  6. Carefully crack each egg into a bowl.
  7. With a wire whisk or a slotted spoon, create a whirlpool by stirring the water in circles.
  8. With the movement of the whirlpool, we will help the egg white to cover the yolk properly.
  9. Bring the bowl with the cracked egg as close to the hot water as possible.
  10. Immediately pour the egg into the water.
  11. Let it simmer for exactly 3 minutes.
  12. Carefully remove the egg with a slotted spoon onto a plate lined with kitchen paper.
  13. Repeat the process for the remaining eggs.

Second method:

  1. In a saucepan with simmering water, gently pour in the vinegar and add the eggs.
  2. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and let the eggs stabilize in the warm water.
  4. Remove them with a slotted spoon onto absorbent paper.
  5. Serve on toast.


Source Argiro Barbarigou