Poached Eggs. My Grandma M. used to poach an egg every morning for Grandpa. She always had a small pan boiling at top speed and just dropped it in. And it worked. How??? I have to put the salt and bit of vinegar in the shallow, slow simmering water. I crack the egg into a small tea cup, spin the water ever so gently and slip that egg into the water...then hope. I also have to change the water for the 4th egg. Not one of those meals that we all sit down at the same time for. Restaurants, for those of you who may be wondering, do them ahead of time and re-dip them in hot water to order. I never volunteered for that job.