This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word poached egg
poached egg, dropped egg(noun)
egg cooked in gently boiling water
A chicken egg that has been cooked by gently breaking it into simmering water.
A poached egg is an egg that has been cooked by poaching, that is, in simmering liquid. This method of preparation is favored because a very consistent and predictable result can be attained with precise timing, as the boiling point of water removes the temperature variable from the cooking process.