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Poaching: to cook by partially or completely submerging food in barely simmering hot liquid (usually water or stock).

Our Four Favorite Poaching Recipes

Poaching is a delicate cooking method that allows foods like eggs, fish, chicken, or fruit to cook uniformly while minimizing breakage.

1. Poached Chicken with Arugula-Almond Pesto Tea Sandwiches

Poached Chicken with Arugula-Almond Pesto Tea Sandwiches - Anolon

2. Bistro Salad with Poached Egg and Shallot-Chive Vinaigrette

Bistro Salad with Poached Egg and Shallot-Chive Vinaigrette

3. Vanilla Bean Poached Pears

Vanilla-Bean-Poached-Pears (2 of 3)

4. Shakshuka

MEY Shakshuka side view

Our Four Favorite Pans for Poaching

Poaching pans should be deep enough to hold the liquid you are poaching in and the food you are poaching. Look for deep saucepans, stockpots, or specialized poaching pans with removable egg trays.

1. Anolon Advanced Bronze Covered Straining Saucepan: functional and stylish, this saucepan features an extra-deep break resistant lid with built-in straining holes.

Anolon Straining Saucepan

2. Circulon Symmetry Covered Straining Saucepan: versatile and sophisticated, this dishwasher safe saucepan is suitable for all stovetops, including induction.

Circulon Straining Saucepan

3. Rachael Ray Egg Poacher: colorful and convenient, this pan features a nonstick insert to perfectly prepare up to six tender poached eggs.

Rachael Ray Poacher

4. Farberware Egg Poacher: coated with nonstick inside and out, this dishwasher safe pan features a removable tray to easily keep up to four eggs intact for presentation. 

Farberware Poacher


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