If I'm out having breakfast, I want eggs benedict. No other type of eggs will do. Seriously, is there anything more perfect than buttery hollandaise mixed with gooey egg white? J'adore le oeufs. Or something. But here's the problem:
I can't poach eggs.
I don't know many people who can poach eggs. There's different methods, that work for some and not others. Sometimes involving vinegar, or creating a 'spinning vortex of water' but they're all a bit of a faff, aren't they? Often ending up with eggy soup. Even if they turn out OK, I've probably still got egg on the ceiling. You can buy Poachpods from Lakeland, and they work well, but I had a craving yesterday, so needed something immediate. Give me eggs!
I then found myself on this website. Who said you could poach them in clingfilm. No! Rubbish! I don't believe you! It looks too easy. And it is.
- An egg
- Whatever fancy things you want with your breakfast. I had wild mushrooms and bacon.
- And a cup of tea. You definitely need one of those.
- Pop some clingfilm over a ramekin and break the egg into it, like this:
- Tie up, and squish down the edges, so it looks like a little goldfish you used to win at the funfair.
- Pop in a saucepan of bubbling water for three minutes and get on with making the rest of your breakfast. (UPDATE - If you're worried about this step, as long as the clingfilm doesn't melt, your eggs will be safe and tasty. Just keep the film away from the sides of the pan).
- Open your little egg parcel (carefully, steam will come out) and pop on top of your breakfast.
- Cut open with a knife and watch all the yummy yolk run out. Marvel at how perfect, feel rather pleased with yourself!