Hard boiling eggs is overrated.
During a recent kitchen upgrade I was without a cooktop, leaving me my oven, crockpot, or microwave for thermal applications. It didn’t work much of a hardship except for eggs. I rely on those chicken gifts, especially when I’ve only myself to feed. Eggs are a nearly perfect food – tasty, nutritious, versatile, cheap, and appropriate any time of day. Living in rural Upstate New York, I have access to superior eggs from happy hens, another benefit.
While I’m not fussy about style, I don’t like eggs cooked in a microwave. Eggs and waves don’t really dance in rhythm. The eggs cook, but not evenly, and inevitably some part of the egg is overdone, a class E felony. I’ve read that eggs can also be prepared in the crockpot, but the recipes usually begin “great for feeding a crowd.” READ MORE