How to Poach an Egg and Five Fun Ways to Eat Them!

The incredible edible egg is back with this guest post by Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD – Enjoy, Robyn

Lately, I’ve been quite obsessed with poached eggs. Their golden insides cradled by their brilliant whites have brightened my lazy Sundays, delighted my dinners, and snazzed-up my snacks … yup, a poached egg obsession would be quite a fair assessment! I’ve turned many a client on to them as well. I like to think of myself as the poached egg ambassador!
Poached eggs on toast are a traditional staple in many homes, including mine. I happen to love this belly-filling, tastebud-satiating combo; however, there are other ways to enjoy this little golden incredible edible egg—poached style of course! Below are some fabulous ideas, but before we get ahead of ourselves, I’ll quickly take you through how to poach an egg, just in case!

How to Poach an Egg (Using a Pot)

There are many, many ways to poach an egg, but this is my preferred method.

1. Fill a pot with a few inches of water and heat on medium
2. Crack an egg into a small bowl or cup
3. Add about a teaspoon of vinegar to the almost simmering water (this will help the egg hold its form)
4. Once tiny bubbles start to form in the water, quickly whisk the water, creating a whirlpool
5. Once you have your whirlpool, stop stirring/whisking, and quickly yet gently drop the egg from the small bowl or cup into the center of the “whirlpool”
6. Wait 3-6 minutes, depending if you like your egg more or less “runny,” and remove your wonderfully poached egg with a slotted spoon

Delish Ways to Enjoy Your Perfectly Poached Egg! All under 300 calories!

1. The Californian: One slice of whole-wheat toast , topped with ¼ of an avocado (sliced), 1 tablespoon of hummus, sliced tomatoes and a poached egg
2. The Sante Fe: 1 small corn tortilla topped with 2-3 tablespoons of guacamole, ¼ cup black beans, ¼ cup low fat shredded cheese, ½ cup grilled peppers and mushrooms, a poached egg and as much salsa as your heart desires!
3. A Healthified McMuffin: 1 whole-grain English muffin with 1 light laughing cow wedge, 1 slice of Canadian bacon or 2-3 slices of turkey, spinach, tomato and a poached egg
4. The Bacon Avocado Egg Tower: 3 slices of Canadian bacon, stacked, with ½ tablespoon of guacamole between the slices, topped with a poached egg
5. The Health Nut: One poached egg atop a bed of sautéed spinach, mushrooms, peppers, and zucchini (using light oil, about ½ tablespoon) dressed up with ¼ cup black beans or lentils and ¼ cup quinoa

About Corinne:

Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD is a leading nutrition counselor, writer, and speaker and trusted nutrition source for the media. She believes that optimal health starts with the activity that you do every day—eat. Corinne is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with a Masters in Nutrition who adores helping people find health through nutrition. You can find Corinne in the San Francisco Bay Area counseling, speaking, and writing about nutrition. She specializes in weight management, sports nutrition, and disordered eating. To learn more please visit Green Grape Nutrition. You can also connect with Corinne on Twitter and Facebook.

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One Response to “How to Poach an Egg and Five Fun Ways to Eat Them!”

  1. Len Says:

    Love this article. Eggs are one of my favorite things to eat, but I am pretty boring when it comes to how and what I am eating them with! I am so excited to try all 5 of these new ideas! p.s. I also can’t wait to try the whirl-pool technique next time I cook :)

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