Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What's Your Favorite Julia Child Cooking Tip? Here's One That Changed My Life!


Can we talk about poached eggs just for a minute? I am addicted to poached eggs. In fact, I cannot imagine my mornings without that yolk oozing like a river of creamy, golden lava on my plate. A perfectly poached egg is a thing of beauty but getting the technique down pat can be a challenge. 

After switching from one technique to another over the years I discovered the trick was to do a 10-15 second boil, that is after you poke a hole in the large end of the egg with a push pin. The reason why you need to poke a hole is because there's air on the large end that could crack the air.

Set your timer for four minutes, crack the egg and gently drop in water. After four minutes remove it with a slotted spoon and eat while it's warm.


Is such a simple tip, yet it saved my life. I love how Julia Child likes to adds a poached eggs to her onion soup. She says it's a very french thing to do. I personally never heard of poached eggs in onion soups until I watched this video. Now, I'm obsessed with the idea.

If you want to watch Julia Child recipe for her onion soup just watch the video below. If you are only interested with her poached egg technique just skip it to the 11:00 minute mark.

Hope this tip is useful and like Julia Child used to say Bon Appetit!!


Watch French Onion Soup on PBS. See more from The French Chef.

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