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    Quote Originally Posted by rivercrow View Post
    I love eggs.

    This morning, I decided to learn to poach eggs. It turned out pretty well. I didn't do the vinegar in the water trick or the "mini-vortex" trick, so the white dissipated some. Next time, I will also use a soup ladle to lower the eggs in the water instead of a cup or spice dish.

    Anyone else got good ways to cook eggs?
    What's the mini-vortex trick?

    I definitely add vinegar to the water ever since I read about it in Southern Living, but I'm entirely lazy in the morning and want to cook eggs as easily as possible. Basically, I just pour in some vinegar without measuring, don't let the water rapidly boil, and try to time the eggs given the time it takes for my toaster to produce the best slice of toast it can. Unfortunately, my timing method doesn't automatically work with other toasters and their idiosyncrasies. Can anyone confirm that the egg into a cup and then scooped into the water is inherently better? That's a whole cup I'd have to wash, plus it adds entire seconds onto the egg entering the water time.

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    I just looked it up- not a well-publicized trick but I'm going to try it. Swirl the water around so it's spinning when you drop the egg in. Supposedly helps the egg keep its shape while cooking.

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    I have no idea why I didn't look it up myself. Thanks for the information.

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    Poached eggs are the least appetizing and most complicated way to make eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    I just had Eggs Benedict for the first time a week or two ago. Yum!

    I like eggs almost any way, as long as they are fully cooked. No runny eggs for me.
    Eggs Benedict is amazing. Man, I miss my dad's Eggs B. Sounds so good right now.

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    Regarding the egg poaching discussion on, like, page 1 or something (edit: or more like a few posts ago), this is a must-read:

    B3TA : FEATURES : HOW TO POACH AN EGG

    Dude tries out several different methods of egg-poaching and posts the results. In short, plastic wrap is your friend. The vortex method gave egg soup.

    A word of precaution. If you're at work, it would be unwise to look at much else on that site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBeatGoesOn View Post
    Eggs Benedict is amazing. Man, I miss my dad's Eggs B. Sounds so good right now.
    and its sister the New Orleans-esque Eggs Sardou...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinosaur View Post
    Regarding the egg poaching discussion on, like, page 1 or something (edit: or more like a few posts ago), this is a must-read:

    B3TA : FEATURES : HOW TO POACH AN EGG

    Dude tries out several different methods of egg-poaching and posts the results. In short, plastic wrap is your friend. The vortex method gave egg soup.
    Good Lawd!!! Haha...
    That guy really didn't give the alternatives a fair shake, did he?. Those were some of the worst poached egg preparations I've seen. Blatant plastic wrap usage biasing.

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    I could go for some fried eggs right now, with a side of potatoes and onions (or corned beef hash, if you're lazy). Some toast would be nice, too, to soak in the eggy stuff.

    Man, if Finch's were open, I'd totally be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jive A Turkey View Post
    Good Lawd!!! Haha...
    That guy really didn't give the alternatives a fair shake, did he?. Those were some of the worst poached egg preparations I've seen. Blatant plastic wrap usage biasing.
    I don't know, the "drop the pot" method seemed to work just fine. However, I do like the idea of not having to clean up after cooking. Thank you petroleum products industry.

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