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Cooking With Kate: Poached Eggs

June 25, 2014

 

Fresh eggs are a phenomenal source of protein, fat, and other nutrients! We love eggs in our family and are super thankful for Kate and Harris who share with us their fresh eggs right from their coop! I continuously find myself learning something new about health. I mean even as simple as how to cook an egg for goodness sake! Did you know that poaching is one of the most healthiest ways you can prepare eggs? I sure didn’t and as matter of fact, poaching helps prevent the fats in an egg yolk from being oxidized before and during cooking. Cooking eggs in boiling water limits their exposure to the air, significantly reducing the chances that the cholesterol they contain has oxidized. Poaching is an indirect, moist-heat cooking method that calls for boiling an egg without its shell which is why it ranks as one of the healthiest ways to cook an egg!

Well there ya have it! So now that you know that poaching is the healthiest way to prepare eggs, Kate, who is amazing, will show you just how easy it to prepare this easy meal!

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Poached Eggs

Eggs (**always use farmers market fresh, or antibiotic/cage free eggs for the healthiest options) Read more about the dangers of conventional eggs HERE

Take a high-lipped skillet and fill to about 1.5 inches. (I measure to just above the first bend in my finger)

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add 2 TBSP off white wine vinegar to the water. Put on med-high heat.

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If you want to use a thermometer, you want the water to reach around 190-200 degrees F. If you don’t have a thermometer, you want the water to be in a low rolling boil.

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Crack 1egg into a cup (this ensures freshness) and pour carefully into rolling boil water, one egg at a time.

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Let cook for about 3-4 min depending on how runny you want your eggs. Letting them go longer than this will over cook them quickly.

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Using a slotted spoon, scoop from water, drain, and put on toast, or whatever else you like, sprinkling with a little salt and pepper.

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Poached eggs are a great way to get runny eggs (which are the best!!)

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There you have it! Took less than 10 minutes to make and I got to be the quality control tester and boy was I glad to have that role!

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