Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Eggies: a photo essay…


On one of our recent plane trips, I came across a description of the product Eggies in the Sky Mall Magazine.  The idea of it blew me away.  I could have hardboiled eggs for breakfast without having to deal with the shell.  I like having a hardboiled egg for breakfast but picking the shell off before my second cup of coffee is not the best.  Intrigued, I put it in the back of my mind to go on their website when I got home.  Of course, I forgot.

But the other day, I had to stop at Bed, Bath & Beyond to pick up a new shower curtain liner and there they were.  I think that this is the “Beyond” that the store is talking about…Eggies!  I threw caution to the wind and picked up a box of Eggies.

In case you want to buy Eggies yourself, this is the box to look for.


And here it is:  An Eggie.  It consists of four parts.  A bottom and a top and a screw thing to hold them together and then a little lid to keep the water out.


Then you need eggs.  I used large, brown, cage free eggs for my Eggies, but I think any egg would do.  


The next step, after you have your eggs ready and your Eggie assembled, is to crack the eggs and try to get them to go into the hole at the top of the Eggie.  Depending on the size of your yolk, this can be a challenge.  Sometimes you have to kind of poke the yolk through the hole and the white runs down the side of the Eggie a bit.  Also, it is a good thing if you can try not to get any shell in through the hole.  I was about 85% successful.



Next the filled Eggie goes into a pot of warm water.


Next you have to boil your Eggies until they are done.  Here they are boiling away happily.





Finished Eggies.  I’m pretty sure either I didn’t get one of my screw thingys on tight enough or I didn’t clean the egg white off the side of the Eggie well enough but that’s why they don’t look so neat.



Loosened and released, this is what your hardboiled egg looks like.  They do come out flat on one side.  Okay, so they aren’t really pretty but they taste fine.  I am planning to do some experimenting in the future.  Apparently, you can season them before you cook them.  A fine idea for a busy morning!  












12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that just geeks me out! i'm much rather boil them in shell and peel it before eating because the handling of the raw geeks me out much worse! ha!

magda said...

Xaxaa, Barbara, very nice and clever idea!!!!
I like it!
Many greetings and kisses

Sandra said...

i vote with TEX on this one, rather peel the shell than try to poke that liquid yucky yolky stuff in a hole. beside you still have to deal with the shell when you crack the eggs, maybe you could use the carton of fake eggs and just pour it in and boil. get the southwestern style and have boiled stylish and tasty eggs. cute

EG CameraGirl said...

Fascinating! I have seen these advertised but never guessed the yolk might not fit easily through the hole in the top. It doesn't freak me out though. :)

Debbie said...

i only hard boil eggs when i make deviled eggs, i'm not sure these would "look" the part.

i add salt to the water when i boil eggs in the shell and MOST of the time the shell comes off in a few large pieces.

barbara l. hale said...

Now, you tell me. lol. I am not sure I will be using these Eggies very often but I had to wonder what they were like. And I will eat the eggs I cooked. These Eggie eggs would be weird for deviled eggs.

heyBJK said...

They make anything for anything these days! You know what works good for cleaning up the spilled egg on the sides? A ShamWow. :-) Unlike some of my commenting predecessors, I have no problem handling raw egg. The end result looks fine to me...it all looks the same after you eat it, anyway. LOL

Nicki said...

very clever. Nice slice of toast and it doesn't matter what they look like - yum!

Lydia Martin said...

Hmmm...been seeing these things advertised on tv for a good while..the cooked eggs on tv look prettier....however, as long as they tast good..like your eggumentory

Sall's Country Life said...

I haven't seen the eggie yet! How funny! I'm keeping my eyes peeled for them the next time I'm shopping and better get me one of them sham wow's too!

Kathy said...

One of our local TV stations did a "Does It Work" experiment just recently for this product. Be very careful because after the second or third time using these goodies most of them actually exploded and the hot boiling eggs flew out of the pan all over the kitchen, a real danger if you happened to be peering into the pan and anywhere near the stove! Yikes! Keep eyes and young children away!

barbara l. hale said...

Thanks for the tip! I will keep my kids and eyes away from my Eggies...and my dog too.