I have always had this fascination with poached eggs. They look so delicious, but how is it done? The boiling but not boiling water, the length of time in the water…whats the secret?? So for my lunch i went ahead and gave it a try, no recipes or rule books in hand,and sweet heavens, it was great! Put the egg in almost boiling water, and pull it out when it looks finished. Eat it. That’s it.