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Versatile poached egg adds texture, taste to dishes from soup to hash

This is a cup of “save your life” garlic soup, which features a poached egg. (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)
This is a cup of “save your life” garlic soup, which features a poached egg. (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)
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Forget the chicken versus egg debate. The real question is: Why do we limit the poached egg’s potential to eggs Benedict or its siblings Florentine, Mornay and Oscar? There’s so much more poached egg eating beyond Benedict, says cookbook author Michael Ruhlman. “The poached egg is one of the simplest, most versatile of all egg preparations,” writes Ruhlman, in “Egg,” his latest book. “There’s pretty much no dish that can’t be improved by the addition ...

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