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Making Poached Eggs The Easiest Way - Chook, Coop, Cook, Scoop

Updated on January 10, 2017
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The Long Boring Way to Make Poached Eggs - Yawn!

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Making Poached Eggs is very easy to do as the video above shows. All you need to do is to boil some water, lower the heat, add a little white vinegar, drop in the egg, wait till it is cooked and then scoop out the egg and serve on a piece of buttered toast.

The more interesting aspect is what you can do when you make poached eggs. Shown in the video below is new process for creating liquified foods to go by and Australian Company called 'Go Foods'.

They use poached eggs from free range chooks in all their products including their very popular cheese an egg burger with coke. See ,ore of their products below. The video is simply a demonstration of the process.

Their factory has large blending machines that a hygienic and fully enclosed.

Making poached eggs opens up a delightful array of poached egg recipe ideas
Making poached eggs opens up a delightful array of poached egg recipe ideas | Source

Step by Step Way to Make Poached Eggs

The steps required are set out below:

STEP 1 The Chook (Chicken)

To make good quality poached eggs you need a good free-range chook ( as they are called in Australia), preferably one that you have raised in your own back-yard. The eggs from a happy home-grown chook will have lovely yellow yolks, clear white and firm shells that will break nicely in two pieces. Dropping soft-shelled eggs into the boiling water can be a real disaster.

STEP 2 The Coop (Hen House)

The best quality poached eggs come from very fresh eggs and the freshest eggs come straight from the chicken Coop - all warm and lovely. So each morning just before breakfast slip out to the coop in the backyard and get a freshly laid egg from under the feathers of the mother hen. The brown eggs are best.

STEP 3 Cooking the Egg

The cooking process is very simply - rather like boiling an egg when the egg breaks.

  • Bring a saucepan of water, about one quarter full to the boil.
  • Lower the heat and wait about 30 seconds until the water stops boiling.
  • Add a tablespoon of white vinegar to the water - this helps hold the egg together (optional - some people don't like the vinegar taste).
  • Use the scoop to get the water swirling around. This creates a centrifugal force that draws the egg together into the centre of the saucepan.
  • Watch the egg and remove it using the scoop

STEP 4 The Scoop

The best scoop is a plastic one with slotted grooves. You will need a medium size one that is just the same size as a poached egg.

Interesting Use For Poached Eggs - Egg Burger & Coke Smoothie

Go Foods - Liquified Meals for People on the Go

An Australian company has patented the process of liquifying meals and packaging them like long-life milk products.

Cheese and Egg Burgers with Shakes or coke, Pancakes and Burritos - now there is a new twist on fast foods - Go Foods eaten with a straw!

Go Foods is an Australian company that provides delicious foods in a convenient liquid form so you can really eat on the go! They are so convenient as snack foods, great for school lunches, camping trips and for training snacks. They can be eaten cold or heated within the packs in a microwave.

In today's busy mad world that is Go Go Go, no one has time to sit down and enjoy a solid cheeseburger anymore? Well now there is a much better and quicker way to enjoy your Cheese burger with poached egg - straight from a straw while you are on the bus or driving your car to work.

Go foods are not powdered re-constituted muck - they are made from real genuine foods such as poached eggs that are prepared in the usual way and then blended hygienically into a smooth liquid form. See the demonstration videos of the process in a simply home demonstration.

There are a host variety of Go Foods available. See the examples in the images opposite Look out for these products in you supermarket next time you shop. Just ask for Go Foods.

Contact FoodSmoothies for more details.

© 2012 Dr. John Anderson


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  • janderson99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Dr. John Anderson 

    6 years ago from Australia on Planet Water

    As shown in the video, use the scoop to get the water swirling around before adding the egg. Break the egg into a cup to ensure it is fresh and so you can remove any stray egg shell.

  • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

    Marcy Goodfleisch 

    6 years ago from Planet Earth

    I'm definitely a free-range fan, but haven't mastered the authentic way to poach an egg, so I'm thrilled to see this. One question - at what point do you drop in the egg, before you swirl the water or after it's already swirling? Do you crack it into a cup or bowl first for a smoother entry into the water?

    I need to know every single step, so I don't screw it up! I don't do well when I make mistakes on an empty stomach, especially if my mouth is all set to enjoy a perfect poached egg!

  • vespawoolf profile image


    6 years ago from Peru, South America

    Thanks for the instructions for making a perfect poached egg! We buy free range "chooks" from a neighbor, and they're so much better than commercial eggs. I've never heard of Go Foods. My goodness, that's testimony to the busy society we live in! I'm not so sure about drinking my meals yet. : ) Voted up and shared.

  • Mark Knowles profile image

    Mark Knowles 

    6 years ago

    Damn - probably the most authoritative article on poaching an egg in the Known Universe. I wondered why it seemed all my Australian friends seemed slightly brain-damaged - now I know. Liquified meals.


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