Friday, August 3, 2012

How Do You Cook Your Eggs?

I used to cook my eggs in my Krups egg cookers, and that worked fine. (Confession: I have always failed with the water on the stove method, so these cookers were a Godsend to me). I have two of these cookers, and I can cook 14 eggs at a time, which is a good number, because I have an egg tray which holds 14 eggs. I cook that many at one time, and then I am ready to take eggs to work for break and lunch, and they last us all week, even if we use the eggs for other things during the week. 230_main

Last week, Jillee from One Good Thing posted about how to make a perfect egg by steaming them on the stove.

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Essentially, that is what I have been doing with my Krups egg cookers, except that those cookers have a buzzer that goes off when all the water has evaporated. You then need to go turn the switch to off so the units don’t continue heating. The directions said to put the eggs round side down, and poke a tiny hole through the shell at the top.  They are a bit messy to clean up too.

Jill’s method did give me another idea though! I have a couple of these Steamers that I steam vegetables in. I love these steamers. I usually throw cauliflaur, or broccoli, or cut up potatoes and onions, or cabbage, etc in these steamers, set the timer for 35 minutes, and when the timer ‘dings’ the cooker shuts itself off, and  supper is ready. I got to thinking this might be a better way to cook my eggs. I could put 14 eggs in the ‘basket’, fill the bottom with water, set the timer for 30 minutes, walk away, and they could take care of themselves. The water all stays in there, and collects in the tray under the ‘basket’. There is virtually no cleanup. I didn’t even poke the eggs like I did with the other cookers.  I cooked these this morning while I was getting ready for work. I needed one to take to work, so I put one in ice water, with a couple ice cubes, and it was ready to go. I didn’t have time to put them in their tray, so I put the basket itself in the refrigerator, and went to work.

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It worked great, and my steamer is now my new way of cooking eggs! So much easier!

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9 comments:

Hazel said...

That's ,a new one ,I was just reading about boiled eggs in the oven ,place them in a muffin tin ,and bake them at 325 for 35 min. When done place in ice water .

Pokey said...

I've always boiled them on the stove, but I do have a steamer, I will try this out. Thank you Michelle, you are always so informative!
:-}pokey

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I've always boiled mine, but, I cut paper towels into 4 pieces and 'wrap' each egg in a piece to prevent the shells from cracking.

Packrat said...

interesting. thanks. i don't have a steamer and wondered if i'd ever use one. i've always done eggs in water on the stove, and they often crack. reading the comment about the paper towels reminded me that my grandmother always put a folded tea towel in the bottom of the pan. i'd forgotten all about that.

Connie said...

What a great idea Michelle! I don't have a steamer.....might have to get one. Here is how I do my eggs: I put the eggs in a pan, cover with cold water, about 1 inch above the eggs. Then I bring it to a good boil, then I turn it off, cover with a lid and let them sit for 10 minutes. Perfect hard boiled eggs.

JustPam said...

Are you going to sell you Krups now? I love using the little egg cookers. Just put them in the maker and go.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

I have never seen such....I just boil them in a pot of water on the stove. But I must admit, I often over cook them...

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have a steamer - I'm going to try this! blessings, marlene

LJ said...

I love my egg cooker and wouldn't go long without one. My mom introduced me to the appliance and I couldn't believe how wonderfully it cooked the eggs.

I'm wondering if you have been making the pricked hole in the egg too large/deep. I discovered that just a tiny little prick is all it takes and you don't have a problem with the insides bubbling out and making a mess. After I figures this out, I've never had to do anything but rinse and wipe!

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