TikToker Demonstrates Straightforward Way to Cook a Perfectly Poached Egg

Poached egg
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A poached egg is usually considered one of the more complicated egg dishes to make. But a recent viral clip by Caoileannn Conway shows that this doesn’t have to be the case.

Conway decided to show a straightforward way to cook a perfectly poached egg, and it is one of the best demonstrations we have seen in a while.

How to Cook a Perfectly Poached Egg

The first step of the egg poaching lesson is to take a small pan and fill it halfway with boiling water. Step two is to add some vinegar and salt to the water. According to the TikToker, you need both, so make sure not to skip it.

Conway then turns on the stove at medium heat and waits until white bubbles form at the bottom of the pan. Next, Conway cracks two eggs straight in the pan and uses a spatula to “flick” some boiling water on the yolks so they can cook better.

While the eggs cook, Conway checks them out a few times to make sure she has the perfect form. She wants the egg white to be firm while the yolk keeps on jiggling.

Check out Conway’s helpful video in full below, and finally, learn how to make perfectly poached eggs.


i heard you wanted to learn how to poach eggs to perfection

♬ original sound – Cáoileánn Conway