If you’ve ever wondered how to boil eggs in this we make a heart-shaped egg, this post is for you. Shaped eggs can be tricky, but they don’t have to be! From how long to boil eggs, to the best way to peel them, this post will have you on your way to perfect eggs every time!
I know. This is not quite cooking. It’s not quite a “dish”.
I just could not resist. I want to spread some egg love
HOW TO BOIL EGGS
These adorable heart-shaped eggs make me think of fluffy bunnies hopping through dewy grass, chirping birdies, warming sunshine and good old low carb love.
I discovered the idea whilst browsing on youtube and was just totally smitten. Folks, sometimes you have to see something to realize you NEED to have it/make it/eat it. Like, I used to think it was perfectly fine to eat my eggs oval, as nature intended. And fact: I am not much of an arts and crafts type.
What can change in a split second?
Of course the practice of heart-shaped eggs originates from Japan, the wonderful birthplace of Origami, Bonsai and Manga and spiritual home of my son. The clever Japanese have probably been spreading love with heart-shaped eggs for centuries. I say, it’s time for some ah’s and oh’s at your breakfast table as well!
- piece of carton/cardboard
- 2 rubber bands
- Cut the carton into a rectangle and fold in half. Check the size – it should cover the sides of the egg
- Make a hard-boiled egg. I cooked mine for 9 minutes.
- Peel your egg while it is still hot and place it in the folded carton
- Place a chopstick or a skewer on the middle of the egg and press down
- Secure the ends with rubber bands
- Leave to cool
- After ca 10 minutes remove the egg and cut in half. Voila!
These little cuties would make a great centerpiece on a Valentine’s lunch salad as well.
To the parents among you, I think the excitement of eating heart-shaped eggs could actually outweigh scoffing a mountain of that rubbish chocolate you bought for the annual Easter egg hunt. At least for this year.