No recipe for this one, just a technique. My girlfriend (who has never had one, bear in mind) wasn't interested when I described them to her, but then when she saw it she wanted one! I had already made her something else with her egg though and these were the last two. Poaching is a really light way to cook an egg since you aren't using any fats, but I like it anyway. Heh. They are also wicked easy. Plop an egg into simmering water, wait a couple minutes and poof. Poached egg. You guys probably want a little more detail, huh? Couple pictures? Ok, here you go.
It's best to start by cracking your egg into a glass or mug or something like that. It makes it easier to get it all in at once, helps keep the yolk from breaking and lets you know if the egg isn't any good before you put it in the water. You should bring some water to a boil then reduce the heat to just simmering. If your eggs are less than fresh you can add a little vinegar to the water to help them form, but I don't know much about that. My eggs were plenty fresh and to be frank, this is my first time ever poaching eggs. Once the water is ready, pour the egg in. It looks kinda weird, like a ghost or sheets. Let it simmer for a couple minutes. Two for a runny yolk, three for firm. At least I assume three is enough, I didn't want a firm one. But that's what my research indicates. Then you just pull it out with a slotted spoon and put it on something. Toast is good, I've got an english muffin here. Doesn't look too exciting does it? That's because you need to pop it. Mmmmm, popped egg. And there you go. Poached egg on an english muffin. Some salt and pepper and you're ready to go. In case you are wondering what I made my girlie for breakfast I just whipped her up a fried egg and a hash brown thing (packaged, I admit it) and made her a sandwich.That was good too, she assured me.