Eggs, eggs, eggs

The chickens have become very productive layers over the last month. We are getting around 14 eggs every day! 

A rainbow assortment.

A rainbow assortment.

I just learned about a new egg cooking technique and it is awesome for fresh eggs so I took a couple of pictures of it so I could share with you! 

Have you ever hard boiled fresh eggs before? The shells stick to the whites and you end up having to throw a lot of egg away. Not anymore, you can steam them and the shells come right off! Steaming takes a little longer than boiling but the results totally make up for the time difference.

 

Fresh, clean eggs.

Fresh, clean eggs.

First I put water in a pot and put it on to boil. Then I washed any eggs that needed it. Washing eggs is steeped in controversy I have learned, but sometimes an egg needs a little wipe down. I chill all our eggs in the fridge and then use hot water on cold eggs and a Scotch Brite pad on any spots that need to be removed (chickens are not always the cleanest creatures). Once the water was boiling I put my steam basket on, put the lid on and set my timer for 30 minutes. When the thirty minutes was up I moved all of the eggs to an ice water bath and then peeled away. That's it! Simple, neat and tidy. 

The came out perfectly cooked!

The came out perfectly cooked!

I made egg salad for lunch. I use mayo and brown mustard to make mine, that way it tastes like deviled eggs. :) What do you like in your egg salad? 

Posted on November 25, 2013 .