Poached Eggs


4 to 6 eggs (1 per serving)
4 to 6 tsp. sesame oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


• Bring a large pot of water to boil.

• Place a 12-by-12-inch piece of plastic wrap on a flat surface. Place 1 teaspoon sesame oil in the center of the plastic wrap and spread evenly in a small circle.

• Crack 1 egg onto the oil and season with salt and pepper. Gather the corners of the plastic wrap up in the center and twist closed, making a small plastic sack holding the egg. Knot the plastic as close to the egg as possible, removing all the air. Repeat until all the eggs are tied in plastic.

• Place the eggs into boiling water and cook exactly 4 minutes. Remove from the water and leave the eggs in the plastic until you are ready to serve.