There are so many different ways to poach an egg that it’s kind of ridiculous.
And then there are all the tips: Add some vinegar to the water, make sure you use cold eggs, and check the age of your eggs.
The overabundance of egg-poaching advice can get so nauseating that it scares you away from the method entirely, forcing you to live a life that’s only scrambled, soft-boiled and sunny-side up.
But there’s a classic way to poach eggs, a tried-and-true method that has no frills. It does take a little bit of practice to perfect, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be able to whip up poached eggs without the need for any weird devices.