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We discovered that at least a few of our readers swear by these silicone pods for making perfect little poached eggs. Crack in an egg, put the pod in the water, and then slip out a perfectly round egg for toast or a sandwich.
Useful, beautiful, and tasty finds for the kitchen and table.
Um...why? Looks like yet another unnecessary gadget to me, never mind find space to store and time to cleant. I bought a high-end set of cookware before I got married (30+ yrs ago now). The largest came with accessories (not sure how to describe it) ...an insert that rested on the inside rim of the pot where the lid rests. Had 5 or 6 holes (?-been so long since I've set eyes on it, I forget) in it to nest individual cups for poaching eggs. Cool in theory. I used it once. It's been buried in one of my deep cavernous cabinets since. Way more trouble than it's worth. I'll keep poaching eggs the way my g-ma taught me when I was knee-high to a grasshopper, thank you very much. Less time, less hassle.I will concede that they are cute.
I have a pair of these, though I don't poach eggs all that often. When I have attempted it the usual way, it usually has not been under optimal conditions (v fresh eggs, etc) so it seemed like a good idea to have these around. Although... it does not seem immediately obvious how to use them either. If you are poaching in anything other than plain water, are you supposed to put a bit of the fluid in the pod so it can flavor the egg, or are you supposed to do this even if you're poaching in just water?
I'm excited, I didn't know PoachPods came in multiple colors. I have the original green and love them. They are the quickest way to make perfect poached eggs. My daughter also uses them for little snack cups. :)
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