Perfectly poached eggs are coveted. Something most of us imagine only highly trained brunch masters can achieve. But you too can perfectly poach eggs and top it on your avocado toast like a champ. There's a little bit of technique involved but nothing more complicated than stirring in *perfect* circles. The first step is to make sure your eggs are at room temperature. This might sound like the type of tip you glaze over when reading recipes, but for poached eggs it's actually important — an egg that's too cold will get shocked when hitting the hot water and your whites will go everywhere, giving you unruly tails and wisps. A room temperature egg, however, will hold the whites intact and create a perfect pillow for your yolk, which is exactly what you're looking for. While your eggs come to room temperature, gather all of your supplies because it all will come down to timing.