Culinary Arts

Make: Poached Egg & Mushrooms on Brioche

Gordon Ramsay

Lesson time 8:34 min

Learn how to make perfect poached eggs every time as Gordon shows you how to master one of his go-to breakfast dishes.

Gordon Ramsay
Teaches Cooking I
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This was my best attempt! The whites did not wrap around as nicely as I thought, but I will keep trying!

A fellow student

First attempt ever poaching an egg and ended up with 4 really decent eggs! Yay! Need to practice more to perfect, but starting off strong!

Tami R.

Thank you Gordon Ramsey! First the egg; next the perfectly cleaned Salmon!


Hi everybody, I need your help! The very first time I tried this recipe, my poached egg was a success: really tasted and looked amazing. But then, I tried to do it again, and every time (like 6 times) it was a failure (see picture attached): the yellow part goes directly to the bottom of the pot, and the white remains at the surface: the white doesn’t wrap the yellow :( It still tastes great, but it looks awful. Anybody knows why this is happening?

Robert M.

I tried this recipe for the first time yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised how rich and firm the mushrooms tasted. I will be sure to always cook mushrooms at high temperatures and finish them with butter in the future.

Stan M.

I made 3 of these this morning...learned a couple things: 1. Swirling the water too much separates the whites from the yolk so much so that they never fully re-incorporated with one another. I got less agressive on the 2nd two attempts 2. Alba clamshell mushrooms weren't the best choice...for me 3. Two minutes was not nearly enough time on any of the attemps. I had a good boil, not rolling but not only simmering. All 3 eggs took 2:30-3:00 to fully cook and they came out perfectly! I also live in Denver so I'm assuming my altitude and lower boiling point came into play here. 4. Drizzling a small amount of the drippings on top of the egg, as Ramsay did, is absolutely WINNER! I paired with sliced and seasoned heirloom tomatoes and slices of fresh avocado. Loved this dish and will make again soon.

A fellow student

This recipe is fantastic. At first I thought it’d be too “fancy” for me. I’ve never even poached an egg before. The egg definitely didn’t look as pretty, but this recipe turned out amazing!

Ryan P.

This lesson taught me a lot since in my family everybody cooked the egg to a powdery consistency which made it taste like chalk.

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A fellow student

The egg in spinning water works for one egg, but adding more surely just crashes them all together?