We learn from our mistakes in many different areas of life. In cooking, it’s no different! I am going to start posting some of my favorite cooking tips and tricks that I’ve learned along my journey to help make your life easier and your cooking more enjoyable!
Cooking Trick #1 – Steaming Eggs
Forget the days of trying to boil fresh eggs from the Farmer’s Market, only to end up with tiny bits of shell (and egg white) Everywhere! I love soft-boiled eggs, and really hate having to wait for eggs to sit in the fridge for a couple of weeks before making them.
I read that steaming eggs was an option, but because I didn’t have a steaming basket, I assumed that I would never steam them. Fast-forward to last week, when I became a steamed egg convert.
In lieu of a steaming basket, I used a colander (See below) that I had in the back of one of my cabinets. Obviously not what the colander is for, but it fit perfectly in my pot, and made awesome soft-boiled eggs!
Yes, I’m sure I could go out and buy a steamer basket, but this is working great in the interim! And it can work for you, too 🙂
To make perfectly steamed eggs:
* Before you start: Bring your eggs to room temperature – letting them sit out for about 30 minutes will work.
1. Fill your pot with 1-2 inches of water. You should also place your colander in the pot and make sure the water does not touch the inside of the colander where you will put the eggs.
2. Heat your pot on one of your burners until it begins to boil, then reduce to a simmer.
4. Cover colander with lid of pot.
5. Set timer for 10-12 minutes (10 for soft boiled, 12 for hard-boiled).
6. After 10 minutes, plunge eggs into cold water.
7. To peel, crack egg and slowly peel while running under cold or lukewarm water. The peel should easily fall off!
Perfect Eggs! 🙂
Have you tried steaming eggs? Let me know how they turn out!
Also be on the lookout for a new farmer spotlight, and gluten-free/paleo friendly dining options in the Raleigh-Durham area soon!