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!