The most vexing problem with poached eggs is keeping the whites neat and tidy. Gimmicky methods abound, but a few simple tricks and tools are all you need.
How to Buy the Freshest Eggs
Perfect poached or fried eggs should start with the freshest eggs possible. Unless you own chickens, you need to know how to spot fresh eggs at the supermarket—and all the information you need is right on the carton.