Sunday, 7 January 2018

Steamed boiled eggs



Carole's Chatter: Steamed Boiled Eggs


Thanks to Sunny Simple Life for this idea of steaming eggs in their shell.

Carole's Chatter: Steamed Boiled Eggs

So this experiment was very simple.  Just put about an inch of water into the bottom of a pot.  Pop a sieve or strainer on top.  Bring the water to a boil.  As you can see the sieve I used had a plastic surround and I was a little anxious about whether the plastic would be damaged by being heated for so long.  But it seemed ok.  A fully metal sieve would be preferable.

Then pop the eggs into the sieve (not touching the water) and cover the pot.  6 minutes for soft boiled and 13 minutes for hard boiled eggs.  Add 2 minutes to each time if your eggs are fridge cold.

Carole's Chatter: Steamed Boiled Eggs

If you are not going to eat the eggs immediately, cool them down with cold water so they stop cooking.

Because I'm not into runny yolks, I finished the soft one off with a quick moderate blast in the microwave – worked a treat!

7 comments:

  1. I haven't had a soft boiled egg in many years. My grandma used to cook those for us. I think I'd forgotten this until this post reminded me. Thank you!

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  2. Interesting-so why steam them instead of boiling them? I am with you no runny yolks for me. Happy New Year.

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  3. It's funny how something as simple as preparing an egg can be approached in so many ways. I've heard that steaming them in the Instant Pot is flawless.. Happy New Year

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  4. I love eggs and this would be great to try.

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  5. I have an electric egg cooker, and it works by steaming. I never thought about steaming eggs over a pot a pot!

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  6. I love eggs every way you can make them. Like Beth F, I have an electric egg cooker. In fact, I found out about them from one of her posts and had to get one.

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    1. I'm going to look into these - generally I think less is more for kitchen gadgets but this might just be an exception

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