Poached Eggs - a la Julia Child

Julia Child used a trick to poach eggs. The trick was that she poked holes in the large ends of the eggs. With the tiny hole in the shell, she would then put the whole egg into simmering water for 10 seconds, then she would crack the eggs into the water and the eggs would hold their shape while cooking. Poof! Nice trick 😄


  • 3 Eggs

What to do with them...

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. Use a pin to make a small hole in the eggshell. This will release any air that's in the egg, which could otherwise cause it to crack. (The hole is small, nothing will leak.)
  3. Place the whole egg (still in the shell) in the boiling water for exactly 10 seconds.
  4. Remove the egg from the water, and lower the heat to bring the water to a simmer (Boiling the egg helps it to retain its shape once it's cracked and poured into simmering water later.)
  5. Once the egg is cool enough to handle (5 seconds), poach the egg as you normally would, by cracking the egg into gently simmering water.
  6. Poach the egg for 3:30 to 4 minutes depending on how you like your egg. We cook ours to 3 minutes and 30 seconds for runny yolks
  7. Remove your egg from the water with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel
  8. Serve on gluten-free toast, salad or just eat it as is