Pâchette is a special technique for preparing eggs. The poached egg is a technique in which the white is boiled and the yolk becomes liquid and creamy. To prepare this dish, the egg is beaten in a pot of boiling water and boiled for a few minutes.
The poached egg goes well with vegetables, fish, seafood, porridge, or a sandwich. It is a light and nutritious breakfast. When cut, the yolk flows out of the egg and envelops the other ingredients.
How to make poached eggs – the classic method
- Egg – 1 egg.
- Water – 500 ml.
- Vinegar – 1 teaspoon.
- A pinch of salt.
Pour water into a pot and bring it to a boil. Turn down the heat so that the boiling water is very weak. Add salt and vinegar. Crack an egg into a bowl without damaging the yolk. In the water, make circular motions with a spoon to make a whirlpool.
Carefully pour the egg into the center of the whirlpool. Lightly lift the egg from the bottom so it doesn’t stick to the bottom. Cook the poached egg for 3 to 4 minutes and remove it with a slotted spoon. Salt and pepper the egg on top and serve at once.
How to cook poached eggs in foil
Cooking a poached egg the first way takes luck and skill. It is not uncommon for eggs in this technique to disintegrate or break. The poached egg in the foil is less sophisticated but very simple – even beginners will be able to cope with it.
Put a pot of water on the fire and bring it to a boil, then turn down the heat a little. Cut a large piece of clingfilm and grease one side with oil (this is to prevent the egg from sticking to the clingfilm). Carefully break the egg onto the greased side of the foil. Gather the foil into a sack and tie it with a thread or knot. Dip the pouch with the egg in boiling water and boil for 3 minutes.
How to make a poached egg in the microwave
This is the easiest way to make a poached egg. It requires no effort – you just need to find the right utensil.
Take a deep and small diameter bowl that is suitable for microwave use. Fill it halfway with water. Add a tablespoon of vinegar and a pinch of salt. Make a swirl in the water with a spoon. Carefully break the egg into the bowl and immediately place it in the microwave for 1 minute at 800 watts.