You are here: Home » Recipes » Poached Egg Poached Egg Recipe by Relish Yield 4 servings PrintEmail Ingredients 8 large eggs (fresh)3 quarts water (or as needed)2 teaspoons salt6 tablespoons white vinegar Instructions Combine the water, salt, and vinegar in a deep pan and bring to a gentle simmer. Break each egg into a clean cup, and carefully slide each egg into the poaching water. Cook until the whites are set and opaque, about 3 minutes. Remove the eggs from the water with a slotted spoon and blot them on absorbent toweling. Serve immediately or store chilled eggs in the refrigerator until needed.