To poach an egg, fill a pan with approximately two inches of water, add 2 teaspoons of vinegar and simmer over medium heat. While the water is heating, crack cold eggs into a small ramekin or bowl and have them ready to pour into the pan. Once the water is simmering, use a utensil to stir the water to create rotation. Stop stirring and carefully drop the egg into the center of the whirlpool. Turn off the heat, cover the pan and let the egg poach for 5 minutes. Once time is up, remove the egg with a slotted spoon. Tip: poaching works best with no more that two eggs in the pan at a time.