From Thomas Keller's MasterClass

Poached Eggs

Chef Keller teaches you how simple it can be to poach an egg, resulting in an elegant and satisfying dish.

Topics include: Poached Eggs


Chef Keller teaches you how simple it can be to poach an egg, resulting in an elegant and satisfying dish.

Topics include: Poached Eggs

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Fundamental techniques. Fantastic food.

Thomas Keller has won more Michelin stars than any chef in America. In his first online cooking class, the founder of The French Laundry and Per Se teaches you the underlying techniques of making great food so you can go beyond the cookbook. Learn how to confit vegetables, poach perfect eggs, make hand-shaped pasta, and bring Michelin star-quality meals to your kitchen.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

This was an INCREDIBLE class! Chef Keller is very good at taking what most of us would see as impossible and showing us it's not and we can do this. Thank you Chef I hope our paths cross so I can thank you.

We are experienced home cooking foodies. In fact we have the same set of cookware as Chef Keller demonstrated. However, Chef Keller's refinement techniques were invaluable to taking our skills to the next level. Well worth the price.

Yes, enjoyed very much. Appreciate his demeanor and teaching approach. Lots of things to go practice now.

It was absolutly awesome. I really love the way he enjoyes what he does. His attitude toward cooking is so contagious. Thanks a lot. Greetings from Czechia


Graeme R.

Never knew to touch the poached eggs to test for doneness, or to reheat them in hot water if they have cooled. I am feel like I am attending a great culinary school!

Jörg K.

What about sous-vide-ing the eggs in their shells until they don't produce as much fluffy waste and then break and poach them?

Shingo S.

My first cooking learning from Thomas!! Simply prepared with olive oil, sea salt, capsicum powder, nutmeg powder atop. Proving much more delicious with bits of Manchego Cheese and a glass of Sake!!

A fellow student

What a savage, dipping his finger in the boiling water to taste it’s acidity


I break my eggs into a colander. The thinner albumen drains away and the thicker albumen encapsulates the yolk. As such there is little of the residual egg white floating on the surface of the water and very little need to trim.

Gary D.

Thank you Chef for the knowledge, the vertex worked great. I didn't cut off the excess white but it turned out great on my breakfast burger.


Very lucky that my husband poaches my eggs (he isn't a fan of runny yoke) the fresher the egg the less shaggy bits (although you will get that if it's boiling).

Anne W.

Thank you for the tips, Chef Keller. I never knew about the vortex and will employ that method next time. I like mine with a bit of butter, grated Parmesan, and a few drops of truffle oil.

Andrew U.

Fun swirling two at a time. Could not bring myself to cut off the extra white 😀

Kane P.

Perfect poached eggs! Served mine with cold smoked salmon and bread and butter pickles. Thanks Chef.