Poached Eggs

Poached Eggs at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
My husband was recently confined with Covid 19 Virus, and he was very sick. One of the breakfast that he wanted the most was poached eggs, this was his favorite breakfast, he said it always made him feel better. This is what his plate looked like every morning. Canadian Bacon poached eggs, a little pad of butter on yes, that is what you see, his requested "white bread", with a large cup of Orange Juice. When someone is as sick as he was you just give them whatever they will eat. Commonly served on English Muffins, I just happened not to have those while in quarentine, but we sure had plenty of his favorite "white bread". We have stopped a long time ago on selling him on the benifits of whole wheat bread.
The Journey
My huband writes a little post on his face book page every Sunday for his friends, it is just a little news and country humor, that he calls  Sunday Reflections. When he was positive for Covid 19 he made a decision to document his journey daily on his reflections in hopes that it would help others taking the same journey and it did. One of the request he often had was the recipe for his poached eggs that he was getting for breakfast, I am so happy to share it with you today!

How To Cook A Poached Egg
I Start With a Stainless Steel Stew Pot Filled With Water
Just Add A little Salt and Vinegar To The Water
Let It Come To A Boil
Poached Eggs at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

 Make Sure You Crack Your Eggs Into A Seperate Container
Then Set Them Aside
Poached Eggs at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
When The Water Comes To A Boil
Very Gently Drop The Eggs Into The Water
Poached Eggs at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Cook The Eggs Then Gently Lift Them Out With A Slotted Spoon

This Is Where The Magic Happens
When Our Grandkids Were Smaller and Would Visit With Us
One The Fun Things They Enjoyed Doing Was To Help
Make Papa's Magic Eggs!

Draining The Water From The Eggs As Best You Can
Poached Eggs at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Poached Egg

Miz Helen's Kitchen



1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

1 tablespoon salt


Crack each egg into a cup and set aside

In a large stock pot add about 6 inches of water and heat to just under a boil.  You want to get your water to about 185 to 190 degrees and try to keep it there until the process is complete.

Add the salt and the vinegar.

Begin stirring in the center of the pan until the water has a really good swirl going.

Quickly drop one egg at a time very carefully into the swirling water. Don't crowd your pan or the eggs won't cook right.

Cook about 3 to 4 minutes.

Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon draining as much water from the egg as you can.

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Poached Eggs at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Today I am Happy To Say That
 He Feels Much Better and Looks Better To!
Poached Eggs at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Thanks so much for stopping by the cottage to spend some time in the kitchen with us today. We Always look forward to your visits and hope you will come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. So happy to hear your hubby is feeling better. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I am incredibly happy to learn your husband is getting better! PS, poached eggs are also a favorite of mine.

  3. Great idea to cook him what he likes or will eat. I hope he is feeling better. You are so lucky he was at home and you could care for him. How are you doing? I fed my mother ice cream when she was sick it was the only thing she would eat. BTW I gave her frozen yogurt but she has happy with it.
    Have a great weekend,

  4. I love the story that goes with this recipe. I'm glad your husband is starting to feel better. Take good care of yourself too!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner Party. I appreciate your contributions! Have a great, safe and healthy weekend.


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