Save Your Poached Eggs from Becoming a Wispy Mess
Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Gail Magnani confesses botching a batch of poached eggs to associate food editor Rick Martinez. Welcome to Effed it Up.
This may sound ridiculous, but my poached eggs are a wispy mess. I have tried gently lowering them into the water. I have tried poaching with vinegar, without vinegar—you name it, I’ve tried it. What is the secret to making them as perfect as the line cooks at my local diner can?