How to Poach Eggs

Things you need

eggs, preferably farm fresh

straight edge sauce pan,


cup, to break your egg into before you transfer to the water

1-2 tbsp plain white vinegar



Bring water to a boil. Add 1-2 tbsp plain white vinegar. 


Crack the egg into the sieve and allow any excess egg white to drain off. Transfer cracked egg into the cup. 


Reduce heat so that your boiling water is at a slow simmer (not a rapid boil) 


Use a spoon to swirl the water to create a little whirlpool. Gently place the cracked egg into the middle of the whirpool.


Cook for about 3 minutes and remove from the water gently with a slotted spoon. Serve as desired & enjoy.



Prep time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 2 pieces

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  • 2 pieces of sourdough bread, toasted
  • 1 medium avocado, mashed
  • 4 slices of smoked salmon
  • 2 poached eggs
  • splash of white vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon furikake seasoning


  • Step 1

    Spread mashed avocado evenly on top of two pieces of toasted sourdough bread.

  • Step 2

    Lay two pieces of smoked salmon on each piece of toast.

  • Step 3

    Bring a pot of water to boil with a splash of vinegar. Crack the eggs into a ramekin or mini bowl.

  • Step 4

    Once the pot of water is brought to a boil, turn off the heat and slowly add the egg from the bowl into water, leave the lid on for 3 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and place on top of toasts!

  • Step 5

    Sprinkle furikake seasoning on toasts and serve immediately.