Crack the eggs in a bowl and set them aside. Bring to boil water in a pot (1 cup water for each egg). Gently pour eggs one by one into the boiling water.
Remove from the heat, and allow to cook. for a soft poached egg, 2-3 minutes and for firm ones will need 4 minutes. Once eggs are done, drain onto kitchen paper. Serve it with buttered toasted bread and sprinkle salt and pepper, or make a sandwich with flat bread.