What is it about poached eggs that make them the perfect breakfast/brunch? And lunch, tea and dinner, tbh…
Saying this, nailing a poached egg is tricky, and there’s no shame in admitting you’ve had to Google ‘how to poach an egg’ in the past – it happens to the best of us. So, any time we see a hack for poaching eggs, we get secretly giddy. Maybe we need to get out more…
The latest hack for getting a perfect poached egg every time involves a piece of kitchen apparatus that you almost definitely already have in your kitchen cupboard: the humble sieve.
How to poach an egg with a sieve
How it works is simple: get a pan of water boiling, then crack an egg into your trusty sieve over the sink and allow a little of the white to drain through and down the plug. This will keep your poached egg nice and neat. Then place the egg and the sieve into the boiling water – that’s right: you poach the egg IN the sieve. Smart, huh?
Once the egg is cooked, simply remove the sieve from the boiling water and gently pop the poached egg. As with all poached eggs, it’s a good idea to pop it onto some kitchen roll to get rid of any excess water.
Et voila: the perfect poached egg!