I have this incredible ability to turn even the simplest of cooking activities into an arduous and catastrophic journey into the unknown. Even toast somehow requires the use of three dishes and a frying pan. Hard boiled eggs are no exception. Making hard-boiled eggs is one of those tasks that should be as easy as making ice cubes but somehow I just can’t get it right. I blame everything from the type of pot used to living at high-altitude. There’s no way I can be this bad at making a simple boiled egg and yet I am. Imagine my excitement (mixed with skepticism) when I was invited to try the Brainstream Beep Egg Basic Singing and Floating Egg Timer. I mean, after 30+ years on this planet and still not being able to boil an egg, I’m pretty sure nothing could help me now. Fortunately, I was wrong.
This adorable, egg-sized, singing-cooking-helper arrived just in time for Easter… where it then sat on the window sill until Eater was over. I finally decided this week to give it a try. Helpfully, the included instructions are in-depth. It even works in high altitude! BeepEgg really takes the guess work out of boiling an egg. If you’re like me, boiling eggs takes a lot of guessing and (as mentioned above) work.
BeepEgg lives with the pre-cooked eggs right in the carton and in the fridge. Starting at the same temperature as the eggs ensures the timer will work correctly. After chilling for a few hours, place the BeepEgg and eggs in a pot of cold or boiling water. Since the BeepEgg and eggs are at the same starting temp, it doesn’t matter if the water is already boiling or not. BeepEgg beeps once to let you know it is working and then again when the water is boiling. The fun really begins when the eggs have been boiling for a bit and BeepEgg starts to sing! Soft-boiled, medium-boiled, and hard-boiled each have their own little tune to let you know they are ready. From the same pot of eggs, I made a couple of each. And guess what? They were perfect!
The best part was how easily the shells came off. One of the most hated chores come Passover is bringing the shelled, hard-boiled eggs to seder dinner. With BeepEgg, I think I might finally volunteer myself as tribute this year. We may even do actual, real-life Easter eggs next year! I’m pretty impressed with this simple little gadget. It’s definitely one of those things you didn’t know you needed until you have it. Only then will your life be complete. At the very least, your egg salad sandwiches will be amazing.
Want to win your own BeepEgg and make fantastic eggs that will make you the envy of every weekend brunch? Leave a comment below with how much you love (or hate) boiling eggs and I’ll (randomly) pick some lucky ducks to get one of their very own!
You can also buy your own here. It makes the perfect gift too 😀
- 4 medium sized eggs, cold
- 1 Beep Egg Basic Singing Egg Timer, cold
- 4 slices of bread, toasted
- Place the BeepEgg and eggs in a pot of cold or boiling water. Heat over medium to medium-high heat.
- When the BeepEgg sings "Oh Susanna", gently remove the BeepEgg and eggs from the pot and immerse in a bowl filled with cold water.
- Set each egg upright in a separate egg cup or a small ramekin filled with rice.
- Use the edge of a knife to gently tap around the top of each egg to remove the caps.
- Serve with buttered toast cut into thin slices.
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