Serves 2, 20mins Preparation, 10mins Cooking

Three minutes to cook, a lifetime to master - the poached egg makes a great breakfast.


• 1 tbsp white wine vinegar • 2 free-range eggs • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Fill a small pan just over one third full with cold water and bring it to the boil.
  2. Add the vinegar and turn down to simmer.
  3. Crack the eggs one at a time into a small bowl and gently tip into the simmering water.
  4. Lightly poach for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen towels.
  6. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately.

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