Hard Steamed Eggs
May 14, 2012 3:39 pm
Updated: May 21, 2012 3:14 am
My philosophy is "think like a lazy person, you'll get the job done easier". Well, with that thought in mind I've been on a quest to find out how to make hard cooked eggs that are easier to peel.
I've tried fresh eggs, old eggs, baking soda added to the water with the boiling method and they still look like English muffins with all the nooks and crannies after peeling. Even if I conquered peeling a hard boiled egg with a smooth look it was still difficult
and time consuming. Although I must admit I've never tried the oven baked method so I thought, why not steam the eggs? Well, I did and the results are in. The easiest way to peel eggs ever. No need to peel under running water, just peel over the cold water
I started out with sell by May 27th large eggs set out to take the chill off.
The eggs were cooked 2 weeks prior to sell by date and the eggs were steamed for 15 minutes.
Place enough water in the pan to steam the eggs and bring to a boil. Once boiling turn down to medium heat, insert
steamer basked with eggs and steam covered for 15 minutes. After steaming the eggs place in ice water to stop the cooking process. When the eggs were cool enough to handle I made
a small crack on the side of each egg to allow the ice water to penetrate between the egg and shell for about 20 minutes. The end results were the easiest eggs I've ever peeled.
Notice the egg shell on the outside of the plate.
Of course with all those eggs I made pickled eggs:
If you're in doubt, this same method works with one or two eggs. Give it a try.