Tadaaaa!! Not picture perfect yet but I can assure you the poached eggs I have made thus far were a disintegrating, falling apart, scrambling, yolk bursting trouble. My family was derived from eggs benedicte, never had those spinach, hollandaise bathed eggy wonders.
And don't say I haven't tried. I did the salted water, vinegar water, used very fresh eggs, but still my eggs drooled around the pan (which is called feathering I've heard..). Read lengthy papers on the wonders of poached eggs...to no avail! But not anymore, now I have my double egg poacher, aka the wonder bra!
So this is, yes indeed, an egg poacher! Stand in a shallow pan filled with simmering salted water, or hook (see the nifty hooks?) over the pan and get poaching!
You can even let the cooked eggs sit above water level to keep warm. Or use it to lift hard boiled eggs from the pan, allowing the water to drain away....dûh... ! Anyway that's what the pamflet says.
I (or rather Larein) discovered the handy dandy gadget in Betsies Kookwinkel in Utrecht and I was thrilled. They do have some more "strange" items on the shelve. Click on "Rariteiten" Sorry not in English but do click on the second from the left next to "home".
However, some Googling revealed a wealth of egg poaching gadgets... Unbelievable, look here ---->
(Ash, would that be the female version?).
Or when you have a large poached-egg-craving family try this one which makes 6 poached eggs in one sitting.
Sue and Karin, both of you spot on! (And Tanna...one can poach eggs in these, even I can!)
Thanks all for joining in the fun! I had a real good time!