In a medium saute pan with straight sides, bring the water, vinegar, and salt to a boil over high heat. Crack an egg into a cup and slide the egg gently into the water. Crack another egg into the cup and when the water returns to a boil slide this egg into the water as well. When the water returns to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer until the eggs are set, about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Yield: 4 poached eggs