Chef shares 'foolproof' way to make poached eggs - but not everyone's convinced

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Professional chef and culinary instructor from Orange Country, California, Kelly Scott is the culinary mastermind behind 'Kelly's Clean Kitchen', a personal chef firm that crafts bespoke meals for individuals. Kelly also imparts her cooking wisdom via her TikTok account (@kellyscleankitchen).

With over 600,000 followers on TikTok and a staggering 8.9 million likes for her expert advice, Kelly has cultivated quite a following. She recently shared her "foolproof way to poach eggs" with her fans, which has already attracted attention from 6.7 million followers, reports the Express.

Having had to poach hundreds of eggs during breakfast service, she is no stranger to the task. Kelly revealed: "I used to have to poach hundreds of eggs for breakfast service, and this is a foolproof way to make the perfect poached egg." How to make poached eggs.

In order to make exemplary poached eggs, Kelly demonstrated the following method, adding: "You can do this with multiple eggs at once and it still works."

Some of her followers thanked her for teaching them how to finally poach an egg. One fan enthused: "This inspired me to make poached eggs as soon as I saw it. I literally never made them myself before and it actually worked really well! ".

One fan recounted: "I've tried so many different methods for poaching eggs and this one finally worked for me! ". Another praise for the influencer came in the form of: "I tried this and it came out really well! Thanks! ".

However, not everybody found the method successful. One critic remarked: "Tried this and it all fell apart. The water was cloudy with whites and the yolk split. Had to throw it out." One more person suggested, "Wrong. Totally not the way to do it. use a large look ladle add egg and lower in boiling water."

Poached Egg Advice.

Including a bit of vinegar in your poaching water works wonders; it aids the egg in keeping together and prevents splitting during poaching. Before proceeding with poaching, crack the egg into a small bowl. This step aids the egg in maintaining its shape whilst under poaching.

For optimum results, ensure you're poaching fresh eggs buy them as fresh as possible and get down to poaching swiftly. To poach the egg, crack it into a ladle and subsequently immerse the ladle into the water. Once cooking is complete, simply retrieve the ladle delicately from the water.