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If the yolk is hard it sounds like you cooked it too long. Next time use a pot of water with some vinegar, when gently boiling add the eggs and boil for about 3 minutes (more if you don't want then so runny) then remove with slotted spoon and let dry off for a minute on a paper towel.

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Q: Can properly poached eggs have firm white and hard yolks?
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