How To: Poach an Egg

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  1. Bring an inch of water to boil in skillet, add 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. vinegar, and lower heat, so it barely bubbles. One at a time, break eggs into a shallow bowl and slip into simmering water. Cover skillet or spoon water over eggs.
  2. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, just until the white is set and the yolk has filmed over. Remove with a slotted spoon.