Kitchen Tool of the Week
Nov 05, 2014 04:00PM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
The richness of runny yolks is hard to beat in some dishes, like this week’s “Sweet Potato Hash & Poached Egg” and “Smoked Salmon & Avocado Stack”. Unfortunately, poaching an egg can be a frustrating venture, especially if you’re learning how to do it for the first time. There’s the level of water, degree of boiling, and size of pot to consider. Luckily, these egg-poaching pods can alleviate all those concerns. They work simply by helping to keep the egg all in one place while it sits in the barely boiling water (with a little vinegar of course). After a few minutes (unless you’re not a fan of the runny stuff) pull the pod out, drain any excess water, and slide the egg out. These pods can make poaching easier for even the most seasoned poaching pro. They’re a cheaper option than those egg cookers and anodized poaching pans, and make life just as easy. I got my set at Sur La Table for $9.95.