12 Crazy Easy Egg Hacks & Cooking Tips That Will Blow Your Mind
Inside: Who doesn’t love a good egg hack and cooking tips that will make your life easier? When you think about one of the most perfect foods nature gives, the egg is going to be one of the top foods mentioned.
What’s not to love about an egg? Not only are they portable, but they’re very versatile. You can bake them, boil them, poach them, just about every ingredient calls for them, and you can even decorate someone’s house with them at Halloween. (I’m just kidding).
These 12 egg hacks, tips, and tricks, will blow your mind. Not only are they brilliant, but you’ll wonder how you survived life this long without implementing a few.
Don’t toss out your eggshells
Before tossing out your broken eggshells, put them in a bowl of cold water, and water your plants with them. The water will extract the nutrients that are left in the shell. This works as a great organic fertilizer.
How to figure out an egg carton label
If you’ve ever wanted to make heads or tails out of the meaning behind the terms cage-free, pasture-raised, free-range free eggs mean? Well, you’re not alone. Shruthi over at Urban Farmie has the most extensive label guide, I’ve seen.
You can read all about it on Urban Farmie.
The best way to make perfectly centered egg yolks
If you want the yolk of your hard-boiled eggs to be perfectly centered, lay the eggs on their side in the fridge a day before boiling them. Halfway through the boiling process, roll the eggs over. The reason for doing this is to allow the yolks to reposition.
Use a heart shape cookie cutter to make breakfast fun
If you have fussy eaters, who curl their noses up every time you put a plate of eggs in front of them, things are going to change with this handy little egg hack.
Grab a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Crack the egg in the middle, and within a few minutes, you have the sweetest, I love you egg ever. Don’t have a heart-shaped cookie cutter? No problem, anyone will do.
You can also do this same technique using bell pepper rings, onion rings, or any shaped item that’s food safe.
Bake your eggs in avocado
If you’re on the keto diet, or a tad obsessed with avocados, this one hack will have you reaching for more avocados every time you go to the store.
Cut your avocado in half, drop an egg in each section, and bake.
You can read all about it, and find directions on how to make this over on Tasty.
How to scramble eggs like a pro
As easy as it is to make scrambled eggs, there are times when they either come out too runny, too dry, or even too greasy. Here’s how to get soft fluffy scrambled eggs that are never greasy or dry.
To learn how to make the most amazing scrambled eggs, you can find all the information at Eating Richly.
This is how to make sure your eggs are fresh
If you store your eggs out of the carton, you may not remember when you purchased them. Instead of serving old eggs to your family, you’ll want to check to see if they’re still fresh.
This is easy to do. To check freshness, submerge your eggs in a large bowl of cold water. If they sink to the bottom and lay flat, they’re fresh. If they sink but stand up on one end, they’re a few weeks old and you can still eat them. If they just float, throw them out.
The fastest way to peel a hard-boiled egg
It’s a crap shoot when it comes to peeling hard-boiled eggs. There are times the eggshells seem to fall off, whereas other times, you’ll find yourself picking away at it, piece by piece.
Jamie from Healthy Cooking With Jamie has the right idea when it comes to peeling hard-boiled eggs fast. By using a pressure cooker to boil your eggs, they will peel like butter!
You can read all about it on Healthy Cooking with Jamie.
How to make foolproof poached eggs perfectly every time
Markus, a Red Seal Certified Chef, shares his tips on how to poach an egg without any fancy tools. Learn how to poach foolproof perfect eggs at home without the need for fancy tools or techniques. All you need is a stove, a pot, some water, and an egg.
As I said, it’s seriously foolproof!
You can read all about it on Earth, Food, and Fire.
Microwave your eggs with ease
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One of my favorite ways to cook eggs is in the microwave. Eggs always come out fluffy and there’s no need to wash a frying pan. Seriously, who has time for that in the morning?
I truly love the Pampered Chef Ceramic Egg Cooker. What’s great about a ceramic egg cooker is you can use up to four eggs at a time, shake them up, and pop them in the microwave for a fast homemade breakfast. You can even add your favorite toppings for a quick omelet.
How to poach an egg in a microwave container
Sometimes you don’t have time to sit around the stove poaching eggs. By poaching eggs in the microwave you’ll save yourself a lot of time. Poached eggs can be made in the microwave in less than half the time, and it’s foolproof!
You can read all about it on Babaganosh. While you’re there, make sure you add her Red Lentils with Poached Eggs recipe. It’s to die for!
How to freeze eggs in ice cube trays
Are you wondering how to freeze eggs? Whether you have too many eggs from your own chickens or you need to make the eggs you have last, freezing your excess is the perfect solution. Freezing eggs in ice cube trays are just one amazing method that is quick and easy.
You can read all about it on The Slow Roasted Italian. Believe me, ladies, this one is a life-changer!
How to make incredibly perfect Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs
Cooking hard-boiled eggs should be easy, but it’s rather challenging for some of us. Sometimes your eggs will come out undercooked, while other times severely overcooked. By following these simple tips, you’ll be making perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs.
You can read all about it on The Forked Spoon.
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