Monday, April 14, 2014
Did you know you can cook perfectly "hard-boiled" eggs in a vegetable steamer? I'm talking one like my trusty Black and Decker here.
Up until a couple days ago, it only ever saw the likes of brussels sprouts, asparagus, and that sort of thing. But I thought I'd try cooking some eggs in it this weekend, and now I will probably never boil eggs on the stove again!
The eggs don't actually boil, of course; they just hang out in the steamer basket and cook as if they had bumped around in a pan full of water. But there's no pot watching involved and no worrying about them bonking into each other and cracking, or maybe that's just me. Just set it and forget it (and pardon me for sounding all infomercial right there)!
When the the timer goes off, you take them out (use tongs because those suckers are hot) and put them in cold water to stop the cooking and cool them down.
Perfecto! (Love the shell color too. I forget what kind of chicken lays that lovely greenish-gray egg. My egg lady gets a variety pack of chicks, and I love seeing the different eggs as they start laying.)
These went 25 minutes, but they probably don't need quite that long. Next time I'll try 23 minutes and see how we do.
Deviled eggs, anyone?
Sew Darn Crafty