A poached egg is cooked in water without oil or butter. The ideal poached egg has a completely firm white surrounding a runny yolk. While this may seem like a very simple food to prepare, it can be difficult to cook the egg white to the proper consistency without creating a tough, rubbery yolk. Many people also find it hard to keep the white of the egg intact once it hits the hot water. However, since poached eggs over English muffins with a drizzle of Hollandaise makes for such a delicious breakfast, you might find it worth your while to perfect your poaching skills.
Practice makes perfect, and poaching eggs is no exception. Buy an extra dozen eggs so that you have some room for trial and error when cooking them in your Alachua, Florida, apartment.
- Buy the freshest eggs possible. The whites of fresh eggs cling more tightly to the yolk, which will reduce the chances of the white dispersing once the egg is slid into the water.
- Bring a few inches of water to just below boiling. Anything hotter than this will cook the yolk. As the water heats, try adding a teaspoon of vinegar – this can help the white adhere to the yolk.
- Gently slide the egg into the water using a large spoon or poaching dish. Many people swear by stirring the water to create a small “whirlpool” into which the egg can be dropped.
- Let the egg poach for approximately three minutes, give or take 30 seconds, depending on whether the eggs you’re using started at room temperature.
Whether you want to make scrambled eggs, poached eggs, fried eggs, or boiled eggs, the kitchens inside our One 51 Place apartments in Alachua, Florida, are perfect for a variety of culinary feats. Glass-top stoves, state-of-the-art appliances, and spacious pantries make these kitchens as luxurious as the rest of the apartment. For more information about apartment amenities, contact our leasing office today.