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what is a poached egg?

I've read about these kind of eggs in magazines and have seen it many times on peertrainer. Can someone explain this to me in a simple way? thank you

Sat. Oct 29, 11:11pm

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poached egg

A poached egg is an egg cracked into boiling water, cooked, then scooped out of water to eat.

Saturday, October 29, 2005, 11:58 PM

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Though i did not ask the first question, I too wanted to know this.
Can someone also post the recipe to make scrambled eggs? If I dont have a microwave, can I still make them?

Sunday, October 30, 2005, 5:44 AM

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Recipe for scrambled eggs:
Crack an egg into a bowl. Throw the shell away. Put about a tablespoon of milk or cold water in with the egg. Use a wisk or fork to stir. Stir quickly. Heat a non-stick pan at medium low heat with a quick spray of Pam or similar item. Pour in eggs. Heat the eggs till solid but not brown. Stir while cooking if you like them that way. Remove from pan. VOILA! Scrambled eggs!

Sunday, October 30, 2005, 8:16 AM

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By the way, if you don't want your poached egg to turn into egg drop soup, a trick is to put a little bit of vinegar in the boiling water before you put the egg in, that way the egg forms around itself instead of spreading out. Saw this on the cooking channel :)

Sunday, October 30, 2005, 8:28 AM

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They sell egg poachers that make the egg perfectly round and much more appetizing.

Sunday, October 30, 2005, 9:13 AM

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Adding water to egg instead of milk makes them fluffier, you can add other things as well, ham, cheese and of couse veggies. I am stumped that someone wouldn't know how to scramble an egg. And yes the vinegar works, it also works if you hard boil them, the shells won't split open.

Sunday, October 30, 2005, 12:44 PM

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Thank you! I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't know what it was!

Sunday, October 30, 2005, 11:14 PM

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Everyone is at different levels here. Some people probably have no experience cooking and wanting to know how to cook an egg is a legitimate question. Younger members are more accustomed to fast food and instant anything.

Monday, October 31, 2005, 8:49 AM

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poached egg

putting them in a ready made poacher 'plasticises' the egg- best way to go is with water, a little rice vinegar bring water to a slow boil, put eggs in shells in water for 10 seconds, remove and crack open into water, poach in slow moving water. The ten second immersion slightly sets the white- prevents it from breaking up in the water.

Friday, December 02, 2005, 4:18 PM

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I adore my microwave egg poacher. You crack the egg, pierce the white and add a tsp water and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes on med - perfect! They refigerate well and can be quickly heated by placing in microwave for 15 secs or so...

Saturday, December 03, 2005, 3:33 AM

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