Gosh I do not like eggs, no sir, I do not like them at all! But the men of this household love ‘em, so I do my best to serve them up here and there. The Man saw the Eggies infomercial on TV and declared it a great idea and we simply had to get one. They are plastic containers that you crack eggs into so you can cook them without the shell. Since I am either always undercooking or overcooking hard boiled eggs, I had to agree. Hard to believe what with my talents in the kitch, but what can I say?!
We bought one and after a couple of tries, I still haven’t had great results with them…last night I made salade nicoise for dinner and The Man said that the eggs were like balls of rubber. Hmmm. Not the desired result. They also stick to the inside of the cup (too much scrubbing after!) – so I guess I need to use some cooking spray to prevent this (my package didn’t have the instructions so I googled the cooking times, I now know you are supposed to spray oil onto a paper towel and then coat the insides of the containers – all of a sudden these don’t seem that much simpler than doing it the old fashioned way. Plus, there are a lot of small pieces to wash after. But, the jury of Jen is still out, I will try a couple more times and decide whether peeling an egg after boiling is less or more work than using Eggies.
On the positive side of things, I did make some D’Eggies – Dog Eggies, hold the eye roll – by sort of scrambling the eggs & veg together first, and pouring into the Eggies. This is pretty cool, and makes me like the Eggies more. If you have a senior dog like Hank, or a dog on a low fat diet, just use the egg white in your “omelette”. Interestingly enough, the scrambled with yolk did not stick to the container, but the egg white omelette did. The dogs do love their eggs – I had some leftover sprouted wild rice and quinoa (Kirkland Lake, Costco brand, great new product!! Now if only they’d stop selling Chicken & Duck Jerky from China). This makes a protein rich meal for The Boys, or a substantial snack of just the D’Eggies.
1 egg or 2 egg whites per Eggie container
Beat your eggs and add a tablespoon or so of water to help make your “omelette” fluffier. Add some shredded carrot and spinach. Pour into Eggie containers and place into pot with warm water. Bring to a boil and then start timing.
|Omelets with added ingredients (egg white**)||6 – 9 mins|
|Omelets with added ingredients (regular egg)||10 – 13 mins|
Remove from Eggie, let cool before serving the D’Eggies to your D’og!