Put a large pot of water on the stove and bring it to a simmer. It's ok if it boils, you'll just need to let the water cool a little before starting.
Once you see bubbles forming on the bottom of the pot and rising to the surface in a stream your good to go.
Give the simmering pot of water a gentle stir in one large circular motion, then gently crack your eggs into the water. You don't need to use a special dish, as long as the eggs are fresh and you can crack the eggs quickly and without making a mess.
You'll see the egg white start to pull together and coagulate as it sets in the hot water. Cook the egg for at least 2 minutes.
Poach the eggs for 3 minutes for soft yolks, 4-5 minutes for medium yolks, or 6 minutes for hard yolks.
Once the eggs are finished poaching, remove them from the pot with a slotted spoon. Serve the eggs right away