Poached eggs are perfect over toast, English muffins, sauteed or roasted vegetables, and more. But this technique can be a tougher one to master: Bring a large pot of water to a simmer. Carefully break 4 eggs into the water. Cook for 1 minute. If eggs begin to stick, loosen from bottom of pan with a spatula. Poach for 3 to 5 minutes, to desired doneness. Remove with a slotted spoon.
You can also find plenty of specialty pans and handy products to help poach eggs. We particularly like the silicone Poach Pod.
See recipe: Eggs Florentine
Want to see the technique in action? Watch this video on how to poach eggs.