Using Kitchen Egg Poacher
A kitchen egg poacher can be a real savior for you if you always create a mess while making poached eggs. When a kitchen egg is poached, it is not illegally stolen in the depths of night, as the name might suggest. Poached eggs are in fact simply cooked in gently boiling water until they solidify. Some cooks prefer to leave the yolks of their poached eggs slightly runny, while others cook the eggs all the way through, due to food safety concerns. Poached eggs are a popular breakfast food, especially on toast with freshly cracked salt and pepper. Since eggs are high in protein, they are a good choice in the morning, and since poached eggs are not fried in oil, they don’t have any additional fat. They also have a light, clear flavor which some consumers enjoy. Although it is certainly possible to poach eggs in an open pan, and many people do, a kitchen egg poacher makes the process much more tidy.
A kitchen electric poacher is a plug-in device which has slots for eggs above a reservoir for water. A poaching insert for stove top cooking is often sold bundled with a matching saucepan. The egg poacher itself is a metal insert which fits inside of a saucepan, much like a double boiler. The surface of the poacher is dimpled with egg-sized depressions, and it may include a handle for easy lifting. An egg poacher should ideally be used in a saucepan which has a matching lid. A variant on the design is an egg cup designed for poaching. Poached egg cups can be floated in a saucepan for poaching, but they are somewhat more unwieldy than the insert design.