But it could just be as Mama Pea suggested; I have some sort of curse that will not allow me to successfully nor easily peel a homegrown hard boiled egg. Hopefully that curse does not pass onto Rhiannon as I'd hate to know that I would be the underlying cause of her suffering when she ever decided to make deviled eggs.
After recently having my first egg salad sandwich in over a year, I could not get the craving out of my system. But there was no more egg salad left. Which meant that I would have to attempt peeling eggs again. Which meant that I would likely burst a blood vessel. I just wasn't in the mood to try experimenting with the suggestions just yet.
So, without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to this modern miracle of engineering:
Now before you all get on my case about giving up on the old fashioned way of boiling and relieving eggs of their shells, let me tell you that this product was just a week ago given to me by my neighbor. One of her friends knew she also had trouble peeling homegrown eggs so gifted her with this. And she in turn, re-gifted it to me. When I reluctantly accepted it I told her that I couldn't promise that she wouldn't see it at the Salvation Army thrift store in the next couple of weeks and she just smiled a knowing smile.
After a week of Rhiannon playing with the box and contents, I finally had a strong enough craving for egg salad that I gathered what parts I could find (notice there are only five complete Eggies in the pot instead of six) and set upon making myself some hard boiled eggs.
|Eggies! And if you call now, you'll receive a FREE egg separator!|
I cracked an egg into each Eggie, put the top on & screwed the ring on. Plopped them into the pot of water, brought it to a boil then let it sit with a cover on top for fifteen minutes. I pulled each Eggie out of the water and let them sit on the counter until they were cool enough to touch. And here's what I got:
Some pretty strange lookin'g eggs, hugh? I don't see how one could make deviled eggs from them, although I suppose if an egg yolk were to end up centered, you could scoop it out and then use the flat side of the egg as the bottom and wouldn't have to worry about them rolling all over the serving plate. But then you wouldn't have an excuse to dig out that deviled egg platter you got for a wedding gift years ago (but never actually registered for). I guess if you cracked two eggs into the Eggie it would fill completely up and make an egg shaped egg (now wouldn't that be a novel idea?).
They didn't come out of their plastic shells without me whacking them on the counter half a dozen times and squeezing them until I thought they'd never return to their original shape. Should I have sprayed the Eggies with cooking spray before I cooked them?
Maybe I'll go on youtube and find the commercial and see how they do it. But if it's anything like the infomercials from years ago, it will probably show a ditsy lady peeling eggs like she was on cocaine, RedBull and meth all at once, hands flailing like she was being attacked by hornets, eyes rolling back into her head and egg shell flying everywhere, finally giving up with a loud "huff" and positioning her hands on her hips with a sigh. Then enter Eggies, stage left.
Wait a second. That IS what I look like when I'm trying to peel eggs. Shit.
After all was said and done, they did make perfectly acceptable egg salad. I'm not sure I'll continue using them as I'm not crazy on the idea of heating up my food in plastic vessels, let alone plastic vessels manufactured in China.
But who knows; if I don't manage to find another way to peel eggs I may just continue subjecting myself to funky chemicals leaching into my food just as long as I get my egg salad fix.