How-to Poach an Egg
Place 2-3 inches of water, milk, tomato juice, broth or other liquid in a large skillet with high sides. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer gently. Break cold eggs, one at a time, into a small cup. Holding the cup close to the surface, slip each egg into the liquid. Cook, uncovered, until whites are completely set and the yolks begin to thicken. Remove with a slotted spoon.