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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Egg-cellent ideas to boil eggs

 Pinterest is overflowing with ways to cook the perfect boiled egg.  I thought I would try some of these egg-cellent ideas for you!

A few extra tips I found... 
If the eggs are older (more than 5 days), they peel better.
Brown eggs don’t crack as easy as white eggs!
Try dying brown and white eggs.  The colors are different!  (And brown eggs are so much easier to peel!)
Perfectly peeled eggs 
 Cover eggs with cold water and add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. 
Bring to a gentle simmer. Cook at the gentle simmer for 8 minutes.  
Drain and transfer to a bowl filled with cold water. Allow to cool.  

Bang each end on a hard surface to crack. Remove a little circle of shell from each end. Put your mouth to one hole and blow really hard or gently peel.

My experience:  First of all, I love the idea of how to peel the egg BUT really hope none does these for any Easter potlucks I am going to, EWWWW on the germs :) I was able to get a fairly decent egg out of this!  The eggs was cooked perfectly and besides a small divot (which could have been my anxiousness), it peeled rather perfectly.  I think this process passes the deviled egg candidate test!
Boiling eggs in the oven
Place the eggs in a mini muffin tin
Preheat oven to 325
Bake eggs for 30 minutes
Immerse in cold water for 10 minutes

My experience: These were super easy!  They did get these weird brown spots on them 
but when I rinsed the eggs the brown spots did go away. 
For peeling, they peeled really well.  A brown spot did show through on one of them but not all of them! 
Crockpot boiled eggs
Fill your crock pot with eggs.  Make sure not to stack the eggs.
Fill with enough water to barely cover the eggs
Add 3T Vinegar.
Do not peak while cooking!
Cook on high for 2.5 hours or on medium for 4.5 hours.
Immerse in cold water when they are done cooking!

My experience:  These were super simple so I was hoping they would also pass the “pretty” test when I tried to peel them. Unfortunately, they peeled really bad for me.  I don’t think they would make a good deviled egg candidate BUT they would definitely be an easy fix for just snack.
Scrambling a boiled egg
Isn't my model so cute :) 
Put egg in the t-shirt
Tie the ends to hold it in place
Wind the sleeve by spinning several times and then pull tight
Boil the egg as normal 
My experience:  This was supposed to be an egg that comes out yellow like it has been completely scrambled.  Uhhh… not so much for me.  This would be a PINTEREST FAIL.
Not so scrambled, is it... haha

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