Tom Kerridge: How to make perfect poached eggs

Poached eggs can be a conundrum for cooks. Watch Tom Kerridge show you his three-step method that delivers the perfect set white and runny yolk every time.

Points to remember

  • Start with really fresh eggs. Crack into a cup and add a splash of vinegar to each.
  • Bring a pan of water to the boil. When boiled, give it a stir in a gentle, slow circular motion.
  • Drop the eggs into the water, then turn the heat off and leave them for 4-5 minutes. Gently lift them out with a slotted spoon.

Either malt or white wine vinegar will work well.