Master These 6 Recipes And Call Yourself An Egg Pro

So, you love eggs (we do, too!). Maybe they're the only dish you can competently make. Or, maybe you're a pro and just need some fresh ideas. Well, we've got you. Welcome to Foodiversity: Eggs 101. It came to our attention that many egg recipes have been hugely and needlessly overcomplicated. Here, the Egg Truth: They are a very low-maintenance food when it comes to cooking. In the recipes ahead, you'll repeatedly see these words: "Just leave the eggs alone." That means don’t poke, prod, or bother them in anyway, just let them do their eggy thing. Then, dig in and enjoy. We have designed these recipes to provide maximal yumminess with minimal kitchen gear, time, and fuss. If you're a seasoned egg chef, this class could be a good refresher for you, or help you streamline your process. If you're a beginner, then Eggs 101 will help you make the leap from basic scrambled to a more sophisticated, multi-ingredient frittata — in just one week.

Level V: Pro-Worthy Poached Eggs

When it comes to eggs, the poached variety tend to cause the most anxiety for home cooks. But, we are going to conquer this recipe, people! Again, the secret here is just to leave the egg alone while it's doing its thing. Don't worry when the whirlpools inevitably die down; those swirls have served their purpose. 

1 egg
1 capful of white vinegar
Small bowl of cold water

1. Put 1 1/2 to 2 inches of water into a pot or a pan with high edges, and add a capful of white vinegar.

2. Break your egg into a small bowl or ramekin and set aside.

3. Heat the water until it reaches a gentle boil (you'll see little bubbles on the bottom).

4. Working quickly with a wooden spoon, create a whirlpool and slide your egg right into the center (don't be afraid to dip the bowl  or ramekin right into the water).

5. Leave the egg alone for 4 to 5 minutes and allow it to cook.

6. Remove the egg from the hot water with a slotted spoon and place it on paper towels to drain.

7. Enjoy immediately.

: You can store poached eggs for up to 8 hours. If you are not going to serve them immediately, place the egg in a cold-water bath to stop the cooking processs, place them on a paper towel to drain, and refrigerate.