Kitchen gadgets are designed to make your life easier. While it might be a admirable skill to be able to poach eggs “naturally”, I have no qualms about using something that stops me wasting 5 eggs to try and get the perfect “naturally” poached egg!
I bought this double egg poacher from Peters of Kensington a while ago but they still sell something similar in a different colour.
All you need to do is fill a small saucepan with enough water to cover the egg poacher, rest the egg poacher on the bottom of the pan and crack an egg into the slot.
Once the egg white has cooked, lift the egg poacher from the saucepan and remove the egg from the slot. It is relatively easy to come out.
With this gadget, poached eggs are no longer something I only get to enjoy out! I love my poached eggs with hollandaise sauce on toast or if I am feeling decadent, I substitute the toast for a hash brown!
UPDATE: Unfortunately this double egg poacher became rusty over time so I had to throw it out. It’s good while it lasted but seems susceptible to rusting.
Over & Out, Rilsta xx