Poached Eggs

Our generation was taught that when someone is sick, you make them poached eggs. Poached eggs are healthier than fried eggs, or scrambled eggs, right? (Remember, this is the 60-something generation.) I don’t know why, and wonder where this came from (I-Dunno), but just KNOW that you must make poached eggs for sick people. I remember how wonderful they were on buttered toast.

So, open to page 221 of Joy of Cooking – “Swirl the water into a mad vortex with a wooden spoon…. REALLY? Drop the egg into the well formed in the center of the pot. The swirling water should round the egg.”

The clean-up of “egg vortex” all over the stove wasn’t too bad. Oh, for those 60-something diehards, he didn’t starve. I moved on to instant oatmeal. Thank God!


About susansplace

Widowed in 2012, I am a mother and grandmother. Born in San Francisco, I now live in the town I grew up in: Mill Valley, California. I love nature photography. Just an amateur but that's OK! My goal: world peace. Got any ideas?
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1 Response to Poached Eggs

  1. Karen says:

    Oh my gosh, Sue! I love, LOVE all of these. Your sense of humor comes out loud and clear in “the clean up of egg vortex”….what a crack-up….it is just SO YOU!! But I also love “Sisters” and your description of that special bond that transcends everyone and everything. I love all of these. Oh and of course your view of “I Dunno” as a creature that moves in. Amazing! Are you done packing? Cuz I am…..where are we heading? I have the Grgich. Love, K

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