Love eggs? These cool tips for boiling, frying and slicing eggs will have you eager to try cooking them in a whole new way!
Oven Boiled Eggs
This might seem to go against egg cooking logic, but you can hard "boil" your eggs in the oven! Place the eggs in a muffin tin. No water is needed - just bathe these beauties in the heat of a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. After it's done, immerse the eggs into a bowl filled with ice water to help cool it down and stop the cooking process.
Use a water bottle to separate your egg yolks! This is a great method if you're new to separating the yolk from the whites. It's also kind of a fun way to do it even if you're already a pro. Crack an egg into a bowl, put the opening of the water bottle over the yolk and squeeze - the yolk will get sucked up into it!
If you want pretty deviled eggs with perfectly centered yolks, there's a secret way to make this happen. About 12 hours before you plan to cook the eggs, turn the carton on its side. This will allow the yolks to center itself in the midst of the egg whites. The yolks will stay centered when it cooks!
Use thumbtacks to make perfect hard boiled eggs every time! This relieves the pressure on the eggs, and when they are cooked you just need to shake them up to get them peeling with ease! Make sure you stick the thumbtack in the rounded end, as this is where the air tends to gather.
Peeling eggs just takes up too much time. A quick shortcut is to just slice right through it! You can brush aside any loose pieces of peel that are still stuck to the egg. Then all you need to do is spoon it out!
The only surefire way to know if your egg is still fresh and edible is to perform a float test! Eggshells are permeable and air can slowly start to seep inside. Drop an egg into a glass of water, and if it floats it means that it's filled with air and no longer fresh. Eggs that sink are still good to eat!
Have you ever considered boiling your omelet in a bag? Well now is your chance to try this neat trick! Whisk up all your omelet fixings and dump it into a Ziploc Zip'N Steam bag - these are made to withstand high heat. You can boil multiple bags at once, making it easy to cook up a Sunday brunch for everyone in just minutes! Find out more on how to do this here.