Step 1To poach the eggs (use duck or jumbo chicken eggs), place a pan on water with a pinch of salt on the hob and bring to the boil. Crack the eggs separately into a cup. Swirl the water in a circular direction and gently pour in the eggs one at a time. Cook for 3 - 4 minutes on a medium heat for a medium poach (firm white, runny yolk), or to your liking. Remove from the water and drain on kitchen roll. Keep warm.