Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Easter Eggs

Hen-Dyed Easter Eggs
I steam cooked a bowl of eggs for Easter, and it was so successful, that I did it again.  Night before Easter, a friend timely posted on Facebook, a recipe for perfect "hard-boiled" eggs that PEEL.  It works.  Bring a pot of water to rolling boil.  Put eggs in steamer basket with lid.  Steam for 20 minutes.  The bright yellow yolks were perfect!  Have an ice bath ready and plunge steamed eggs into the ice water to cool completely.  They peel beautifully.  These eggs were so fresh that they hadn't yet been in the fridge from the nesting box.  Warning, shells may adhere again if eggs dry out.  Recently viewed a secondary tip, that keeping the eggs moist keeps them peeling most easily.  Might keep in a dish of water in the refrigerator for future easy peeling.

2 comments:

Slambert said...

Hey, thank you for the Beautiful post and for the tips for hard-boiling fresh eggs! I used some of Shane's eggs, straight from the fridge because I was in a hurry, so I neglected to let them come to room temp. Upon putting them in steamer, several burst. Still, it was a great recipe and I will certainly use it again with our own eggs from the nestbox! :) Thanks again, sis!

Grace said...

What a wonderful egg tip! Your eggs are so lovely, there's no need to dye them!