Don’t you just love poached eggs? For me, nothing says brunch like a deliciously runny poached egg, whether in an eggs benedict or on it’s own with toast and bacon. But if making a poached egg sounds like too difficult a task, don’t give up hope just yet. It’s actually pretty simple to do. And Julia Child’s crucial tip makes it even easier, greatly increasing your chances at achieving a perfectly poached egg. Check it out:

Want to create a bunch of poached eggs at once? Try this awesome trick we learned for poaching 12 eggs at once. Or maybe you’re in a hurry? Here’s how to make poached eggs in the microwave.