How to Poach Eggs: Step-by-Step Perfectly Poached Eggs
By Molly Watson, About.com Guide
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Cover Pan or Spoon Liquid Over Eggs
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Cover pan or gently spoon a bit of the poaching liquid over each egg to help set the tops. For poached eggs with set whites and warm yolks, cook room temperature eggs 2 minutes, chilled eggs 3 minutes. For set yolks cook 2 minutes longer.