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    Julia Child's Simple Egg Hack Is A Game Changer

    AKA how to make the best poached eggs ever.

    Just about everybody knows who Julia Child is. She's the late culinary icon and author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking — a book that will go down in history as one of the greatest cookbooks ever.

    So when I came across one of her tips in her cookbook for perfectly preparing poached eggs, I knew it was worth sharing.

    Before diving into her method, Child emphasizes that using fresh eggs is "the most important requirement for poaching."

    But if your eggs are not that fresh, this is where her hack comes in handy: pre-boiling them in their shell!

    Yep, Child suggests boiling the eggs in their shells so the whites firm up just enough to hold toegether.

    After that, Child cooks her poached eggs using a fairly common method.

    So there you have it: child's simple hack for perfectly poaching eggs.

    If you want to learn even more genius cooking tips from Child, grab her book. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 is available on Amazon for $28.95.

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