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Prepare all the ingredients.

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Break the eggs into individual cups.

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Bring about 1l water to the boil in a pan and add the vinegar. Turn the heat off. Stir with a wooden spoon to form a whirlpool effect in the centre.

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Slide each egg into the water.

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If necessary, carefully shape the white around the yolk to cover. Poach for 4 minutes until the egg white is firm but the yolk is still soft.

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Carefully lift out of the water with a slotted spoon.

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Trim off any loose bits of white with scissors if desired.

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Serve sprinkled with a little salt.