Hard-Boiling Bantam Eggs?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by ClareScifi, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to hard-boil and devil some Bantam (Sebright) eggs, but is this possible, and if so, do you hard boil them the same way as full-sized eggs, or does it take less time? Is there a recipe for cooking Bantam eggs? They might be easiest to pickle, but I'd still need to hard-boil them first. Sebright eggs are very small.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I would do a test boil, I'd bring water to a boil and drop in two eggs and only two eggs boil one 2 minutes short and one normal time and check them.

    Otherwise they will be the same- but like all very fresh eggs they will be harder to peel- I suggest an ice bath the second you pull them off.

    (the batch of eggs after you fine the cook time)
     
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree.
    And if you can store the eggs for a 3-5 days before boiling them, they'll be way easier to peel.
    I like how they make bite-sized snacks!
    And I also grab a handful and take them outside to my dogs as treats.
     
  4. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been collecting the bantam eggs for some time, so they are a bit aged which may help with peeling them. I also read that I can just put them in my rice steamer for 10-12 minutes, and that will hard-boil them, so that would be very easy.

    Anyone have any good recipes for pickling bantam eggs?
     
  5. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the good info you two shared.
     
  6. xC0000005

    xC0000005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've taken to steaming mine instead of boiling. No faster but I can take the steam basket right into the ice bath and cool them off. Hard cooked eggs are delicious, and no harder to peel than store bought ones in my experience.
     
  7. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know, xC0000005!
     
  8. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love more info on steaming them!
     
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  10. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! Thanks for the link!
     

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