Yes, I get it right every time, be it half-boiled/cooked…
…or hard boiled with a runny…
…or moist yolk…
…and of course, frying an omelette…
…to me is a breeze.
However, I did try cooking one poached egg once but it was not all that successful. I do not have any problem whatsoever breaking one into my instant noodles and they do come out quite well…
…but when I wanted to cook it on its own, I seemed to have a little bit of problem getting it right.
Then I saw one lady doing it on that food channel on tv the other day – she certainly made it look so very easy so I decided to give it a try.
Firstly, I broke the egg into a cup/bowl…
…and then, I boiled a little bit of water in a saucepan…
Just when there were bubbles starting to appear, I stirred the water…
…to get it swirling before I dropped in the egg and once the egg was cooked, I drained the water and there you are…
…served with my bowl of instant bihun…
…my poached egg with its runny yolk…
This was my second attempt and I thought the end result looked better the first time around. Well, that previous time, I was not taking photographs so I was able to concentrate fully on the cooking of the egg unlike this time, and the water was already boiling vigorously by the time I dropped in the egg. Besides, I did not stir the water because I saw that the lady on tv did not do it either and no, she did not add vinegar or salt or cooking oil to the water as well – she just used the wooden ladle to turn the egg around gently until it became a nice little pouch. It seemed that the swirling water sent the egg white floating all over and I did not want to cut it and throw it away (like what I’ve seen some chefs on those youtube videos doing) as it would be such a waste.
Ah well! As they say, practice makes perfect…so I will keep doing it till I get the hang of it, 100%.
16 thoughts on “I did it!…”
I love this post! Malaysians, I heard, are one of the highest consumers of eggs in the world!
You’ll get two, half-boiled with your toast and coffee in the regular coffee shop breakfast and there are eggs in char kway teow, nasi lemak, lots of them in the Sarawak steamed or baked kek lapis…so I’m not surprised. 😀
I like eggs, no matter what way they are cooked. I can never get my poached egg right. You are an egg-pert.
Not quite there yet, but I’ll keep trying. 😉
I love eggs! All the dishes in your photos look great! I love my eggs where the whites are firm and the yolks are liquidy.
I love it that way too! Well, they become chickens eventually, if they’re not eaten in the meantime…and you love chicken too, I know. 😀
Didn’t she teach you to add in vinegar? LOL
No, she did not add anything. I’ve been told to do that…many times but I can’t remember if I tried or not. Wouldn’t there be that unpleasant vinegar taste in the egg after that?
Yes u are right. I tried that and perhaps, accidentally poured too much of vinegar and my egg ended up with a peculiar acidic taste
But it was nicely poached? Maybe I can try that too sometime but this way is easier.
I like scrambled egg, must cook it one of the day…
You’re going to follow how I do it? I hate it when I ask for it at hotels and end up getting something that looks like a badly-messed up omelette.
Very nice… good job… well done.. practice indeed makes perfect..
Yes, keep at it and I’ll get better, same with you and your cooking too. Hehehehe!!!
I love this post!! Because I love eating eggs haha!!
My favorite will be scrambled egg~
Two votes for scrambled and talking about that, I have not had it for a while now. No prize for guessing what I will be having for breakfast tomorrow morning. Hehehehehe!!!!
I hate it when I crack an egg and break the yolk! You did an eggs-cellent job with those eggs.
Slow and steady, easy does it. LOL!!!
I love my eggs sunny side up with the crispy bits but yolk still runny. Now you wanna make me have some breakfast
Yes, I love yolks runny, not overcooked. Breakfast? In NZ? Isn’t it time for bed already? 😀
Well, you are very good with eggs! 😀 I especially like your soft-centered hard boiled eggs.
One of my most preferred versions.
your eggs are pure perfection – fried, boiled, scrambled, you’ve mastered the art form! 😀
That is why I get quite pissed off when I eat out and the eggs are less than satisfactory, so easy peasy and they cannot even do it well and yet they want to go into the food business. Tsk! Tsk!
This is a HUGE achievement. Not everybody can successfully poach an egg. Keep it up. Next, steamed egg 😛
Ah yes!!! That’s one thing I would want to try. My mum used to make really nice steamed egg, with soy sauce, when I was small. The texture was like tofu fua. so smooth.
My mom was always a fan of poached eggs and poached eggs on toast! My father wasn’t a fan at all of those! It was quite the back-and-forth at our house growing up between those two and their love and hate for poached eggs! LOL
LOL!!! For me, as long as they’re eggs – I love them all, whichever way they’re cooked. 😀