steamed, not boiled, eggs

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By Ruth Ann Vokac
from Mansfield, IL

I used to dread the process of boiling eggs; it was always hard to peel them, sometimes worse than others. Then one day I read about steaming eggs in shells. The steaming method works every time--the eggs are perfectly cooked and easy to peel. If you try this method, you will never boil an egg again!!

prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Steam

Ingredients For steamed, not boiled, eggs

  • eggs in shell to cook; don't use more eggs than will fit in steamer basket.
  • water enough to come to bottom of steamer basket

How To Make steamed, not boiled, eggs

  • 1
    Put eggs (with shells) to cook in a bowl of hot water.
  • 2
    Choose a pot that will hold your steamer basket and one with a tight-fitting lid. Add a steamer basket to the pot.
  • 3
    Add enough water to pot so that it comes to the bottom of the steamer basket. Bring the water to a boil.
  • 4
    Gently, add the eggs with shells from the bowl to the steaming basket. Cover the pot tightly.
  • 5
    Turn the heat to low-medium. Steam the eggs for 15 minutes.
  • 6
    Remove the steamed eggs to a bowl of cold water and ice--enough to cover them. Let set 10 minutes.
  • 7
    Crack the shells all over and peel. You will be able to peel the eggs easily.

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