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Old 04-07-2016, 03:39 PM   #1
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Less messy way to poach an egg (less cleanup)

I like a poached egg on my corned beef hash. My usual method is to boil some water in a pot, add a splash of vinegar, then break the egg into the water, then use a slotted spoon to retrieve the egg, then afterwards, wash out the pot and slotted spoon of messy egg white residue. I came upon this method which requires less cleanup. I haven't tried it yet, but plan to.

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Old 04-07-2016, 03:51 PM   #2
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That's a clever method. I usually use a Teflon skillet to poach eggs. Cleanup isn't much of an issue.

You have to be careful what plastic wrap you use as most are not recommended for boiling in contact with foods because of the presence of carcinogens.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:49 PM   #3
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Locally sourced organic plastic wrap? That's a joke, right?
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Caslon, I've been using this method for years when I heard it here first.

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Whoa, Kay! This sounds perfect! Thanks!

Your video looks cool too, Caslon!
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I agree with Andy, the plastic wrap makes me nervous.

I would go with Kayelle's method and wash the dish.

What's one more dish in the grand scheme of things.
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I agree with Andy, the plastic wrap makes me nervous.

I would go with Kayelle's method and wash the dish.

What's one more dish in the grand scheme of things.
+1. I don't cook in plastic, either.

Kayelle, thanks for posting that! I haven't seen that method before. Love it
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I may go ahead and net order some organic cling wrap, altho the FDA says a hard NO to regular cling wrap boiled (3 min) being harmful. Also, there are two kinds of plastic wrap with regards to the chemicals used. One is commercial wrap and the other is supermarket brand cling wraps. The supermarket brands uses a less toxic chemical in their cling wrap brands. I poach an egg maybe 6 times a year, I'm thinking that's hardly enough to lead to cancer using supermarket cling wrap. This controversy almost resembles the risk of cooking with Teflon pans with their PTFE's or whatever. Altho...better safe than sorry, I suppose.

I'm gonna try Kayelle's method too.
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I may go ahead and net order some organic cling wrap, altho the FDA says a hard NO to regular cling wrap boiled (3 min) being harmful. Also, there are two kinds of plastic wrap with regards to the chemicals used. One is commercial wrap and the other is supermarket wrap. The supermarket brands uses a less toxic chemical in their cling wrap brands. I poach an egg maybe 6 times a year, I'm thinking that's hardly enough to lead to cancer using supermarket cling wrap. This controversy almost resembles the risk of cooking with Teflon pans with their PTFE's or whatever.
I guess I'm always the Devil's advocate, I would wash six dishes a year rather than risk it!
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...I poach an egg maybe 6 times a year, I'm thinking that's hardly enough to lead to cancer using supermarket cling wrap. This controversy almost resembles the risk of cooking with Teflon pans with their PTFE's or whatever. Altho...better safe than sorry, I suppose.

I'm gonna try Kayelle's method too.
1. For six times a year, use a pan and clean it.

2. There is no carcinogen risk with teflon pans. The danger is in the manufacturing process not the finished product. Use another kind of pan if you are that concerned.
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