Have you ever wondered if the products "as seen on TV" really work? I usually don't fall for the gimicky things that are sold on t.v., but my hubby really, really, wanted to try these "Eggies."
When I saw them in the dollar store, I thought, "Why not? It would be a good experiment to try."
Hey, the package says it all ~ "Crack, Boil, and Twist....Never Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg Again!"
So here it goes, my first "as seen on tv "eggs-periment" you might call it....
Out of the package, I read that Eggies must be coated with oil or cooking spray.
The instructions were very vague on how to put the Eggies together, and here is my first messy attempt. Using an extra-large egg, this is what happened...
Looking at the pictures outside of the box, I realized my mistake. The collar goes on first, then the egg, then the top.
I made sure everything was screwed together tightly and put three Eggies in a pot of warm water, to bring to a boil.
Minutes later, the pot began to boil over and I quickly turned the heat down and covered the pot. I could tell that the egg whites were leaking all over the pot....
Ughhh. I even tried another batch of eggs, making sure the collars were screwed on tightly. Same leaky, messy results.
Here are the Eggies, simmered covered, for 10 minutes and cooled for 3, with the tops unscrewed.
With a slight squeeze, the hard boiled eggs come out easily onto the plate, although they don't look like traditional hard boiled eggs, and the yolks look perfectly cooked, let's see how they taste...
I was not happy with the taste of the yolk. It was dry and almost rubbery. My guess is that either too much of the egg whites leaked out or the Eggies somehow allow moisture to cook out, leaving the yolks dry and rubbery tasting.
I would not serve these eggs at all. I think the time spent oiling the Eggies, cleaning up the leaky mess it leaves behind, and the taste gives this a big thumbs down. I prefer my Perfectly Peeled Hard Boiled egg recipe: simply plop whole, uncracked eggs into a pot of water, boil them, set them in an ice bath and boil them for 1 minute longer to release the membrane from the shell, making the eggs easier to peel.
Besides, don't these Deviled Eggs look pretty and pretty darn tasty?