I like poached eggs. They’re probably my favourite kind of egg. However, I rarely have them because we don’t own any poaching aids. That is, we just crack the egg into boiling water and hope for the best. This process seems to sacrifice a lot of the egg. Furthermore, you end up with terrifying, chickens-raised-in-a-nuclear-reactor shapes.
Growing up, my family had a dedicated egg poacher. This sizable appliance had an amber-coloured lid, four little egg cups that you had to grease with margarine, and you plugged it into the wall. I tried to search for such a device, but my 8-second attempt proved fruitless.
How do you poach your eggs? Do you have a dedicated pot? Or just one of those poaching inserts?