I've always used an egg piercer when fixing hard boiled eggs. Mine just "died" and I hate a lot of gadgets that serve only one purpose. Does an egg piercer really help? Does it help if the eggs are particularly fresh? Thoughts please?
Former CHOW.com associate food editor Aida Mollenkamp demonstrates how to achieve the perfect poach. Poached eggs can be kept refrigerated for a day or two; in the second segment, Aida shows how to reheat the cooled egg. Poached eggs are a lovely accent to many dishes—breakfast, lunch, or a light dinner. We like them in the almost-classic Salade Lyonnaisey and in this Roasted Asparagus with Poached Eggs and Miso Butter.
How to Crack an Egg
Get the yolk and white, not the shell.
How to Sous Vide an Egg at Home
Get a perfect poach using a fancy (yet easy!) technique.