I hadn’t planned to post about these awesome little shaped hard boiled eggs, but people loved them when I posted a photo on Facebook and Instagram. I was sure that everyone knew about these easy eggs, but not so. Everyone wanted to know “How did you do that!?” So, I thought a post was in order.
It all starts with super cheap egg molds. WHAT!? Egg molds? Yes, egg molds. And seriously, less than $2 bucks a piece. So go buy a pack or.. three. We have the fish and car egg mold set, but I am definitely going to buy more.
It’s so simple that I feel silly even dedicating a post to shaped hard boiled eggs. These molds do come with instructions, but they are not written in English.
How to make shaped hard boiled eggs:
Step 01: Boil your eggs, just like any other time. Don’t ask me how- I just put a few eggs into a pot of water, sprinkle in some salt, turn them up, let ’em boil, check on ’em, and go back to get them.. when I remember. Or hear the water boiling over. Whichever.
Step 02: Let them cool. I know that every other egg molding tutorial on the Internet says you have to burn your fingers off and do it ASAP. Well let me tell you- been there. Done that. Got the burns. After fumbling and yelping in pain with the first two eggs, I decided I didn’t care how cute they were- they weren’t worth the paaaain. So I let the rest of the eggs cool completely. And I gave it a try. Guess what? There was NO difference between the hot eggs and the cold eggs- they both molded perfectly. So save your fingers and let the eggs cool.
Step 03: Peel the eggs. They say that by sprinkling salt in the water before boiling, it helps separate the egg from the shell which makes peeling easier. I think it helps, so there is a little tip for you.
Step 04: Put an egg in the mold. Snap it closed. Some egg guts may squish out, but it will be fine. Trust.
Step 05: Leave the egg (still in the mold) in a pot of cool water for a few minutes. 3 minutes was enough for me. You can leave it longer, no big deal.
Step 06: Take the egg out of the mold, wipe off the squishy guts (if there are any), and admire your super cute, shaped hard boiled eggs.
Step 07: Eat & enjoy!
Bryson was a teeny bit upset when Bella ate his car. Be forewarned, eating cars and fish is fun, but can also break hearts. No worries though- you can always make more shaped hard boiled eggs! Wouldn’t these be fun to pack in lunches for a fun surprise?
Next on my list is the Hello Kitty egg mold. It’s more expensive, but I can’t resist!
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