I love – love – poached eggs. I don’t like making them.
An Arzak poached egg is named for the Spanish chef Juan Mari Arzak and it is so simple that one has to ask why it was never done before. Not only will egg be perfectly poached, it can be infused with flavors that enhance the egg for the intended use.
Take a piece of plastic wrap and lay it on your work surface. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on the plastic and sprinkly some salt and pepper on the oil. Break an egg on the plastic, laying it over the oil. Carefully pull the edges of the plastic wrap up to create a ball around the raw egg. Twist the plastic wrap and tie off with some twine. Immerse in boiling water for 4 minutes. That’s it, perfect Arzak poached egg.