How to Use Eggies

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How to Use Eggies

Eggies are plastic egg-sized cups with lids. They normally come in sets of six. The idea is to crack a raw egg into each Eggie, close the lid, and boil. The result is boiled eggs that do not require peeling. However, not all users find the process intuitive. Following the directions exactly is one key to good results. The other key is to use a little creativity, because a simple boiled egg is really not the best thing that they can do. The real advantage of Eggies is that they make possible a completely new range of boiled egg-based recipes.
 

Using Eggies

Eggies sound like a great way to cook an easier, more convenient egg, but regular boiled eggs are already as simple as eggs get. Eggies do not make boiled eggs simpler. Instead, by freeing the egg from its shell before cooking, they make boiled eggs gloriously complex.

Instructions for Using Eggies

Following the instructions exactly is important; otherwise, the Eggies leak and become difficult to clean. Oil the Eggies before use or apply a non-stick cooking spray. Do not spray the Eggie directly. Instead, spray a clean cloth and use the cloth to wipe down the Eggie. Since some eggs are larger than others are and might overflow an Eggie, crack each egg into a small cup and pour from there into the Eggie. That makes it easier to pick out any pieces of shell, too. Each Eggie has four parts: a base, a top, a lid, and a collar. The parts screw together but have very delicate screw threads. Screw the parts together very carefully in order to ensure a proper seal and minimize leakage.

Bring the water to boil first, before adding in the filled Eggies. Add them to the water gently. Do not simply toss them in the pot. Do not microwave Eggies. Eggies are somewhat thicker than eggshells, so using Eggies means the eggs take a few minutes longer to cook than normal, perhaps as much as five minutes longer for a hard-boiled egg. Let the Eggies cool for a few minutes, before opening them. The eggs should slide out easily with just a little squeeze, but if they do stick, use a spoon to loosen them. Clean the Eggies thoroughly after each use. They are dishwasher safe. A little practice makes the process go smoothly and quickly.

What Eggies Are Good For

Eggie eggs do not replace regular boiled eggs. Using Eggies takes extra time and an Eggie-cooked egg is somewhat flattened, so while they do stand up nicely on a serving plate, they can look odd. Eggies also do not replace poached eggs,which have a very different taste and texture. Instead, make it possible to season or otherwise alter an egg before boiling it, opening up a range of possibilities previously only possible with fried eggs.

One simple option is to add some seasoning, such as hot sauce, to the filled Eggie before cooking. For scrambled boiled eggs, break the egg into a cup and stir briskly with a fork to break up the yolk. Then pour the egg into the Eggie and cook for a unique texture and taste. Alternatively, separate the whites and yolks of several eggs into two bowls and pour from there into the Eggies. For a novelty boiled omelet, mix the egg in a bowl with finely chopped onions, peppers, mushrooms, or other ingredients and then pour the mix into several Eggies and boil. Egg whites have more protein and less fat and cholesterol than yolks, so all-white hard-boiled eggs have health benefits. On the other hand, some people just really enjoy egg yolks and for them an all-yolk egg would be a wonderful treat.
 

How to Buy Eggies on eBay

Eggies are easy to find on eBay, often at very low prices. There are two ways to look. A basic search for Eggies might bring back unexpected results and is a good way to get Eggies and get some new ideas. An Advanced Search, on the other hand takes a little longer to set up but is more focused and a good way to find something specific quickly. Address any questions about a listing to the seller using the convenient contact link on the seller's profile page. Do not forget to choose the seller as carefully as the product. The seller's profile also lists his or her feedback score, return policy and other policies, and any special deals. Some seller's offer free shipping.

Eggies are plastic egg-sized cups with lids. They normally come in sets of six. The idea is to crack a raw egg into each Eggie, close the lid, and boil. The result is boiled eggs that do not require peeling. However, not all users find the process intuitive. Following the directions exactly is one key to good results. The other key is to use a little creativity, because a simple boiled egg is really not the best thing that they can do. The real advantage of Eggies is that they make possible a completely new range of boiled egg-based recipes.

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