Poach eggs by gently cracking and adding to water that is just barely simmering, one egg at a time. (Water that is too agitated will break up the fragile egg.) Wait to add the next egg until the first has begun to firm up. Let poach for four minutes, or until desired degree of doneness. Then remove with a slotted spoon in the same order you placed them in the water–first egg in, first egg out.