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Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by HenPecked_bychildren, Mar 31, 2010.
I've been collecting my little bantam eggs for coloring for Easter. But how long do I cook them for?
I hard boil all of my eggs this way:
I bring the water up to a rolling boil and gently lower the eggs in with a spoon or shallow ladle. Then I start to time them (I don't wait until it gets to a boil again). For large/extra large eggs, I cook them for 14 minutes and bantam eggs I found come out good at 11 minutes. Jumbo eggs I usually cook for 16 minutes. When the time is up, I quickly drain the water and run the coldest tap water over them. I continue to cool them by changing the water or adding ice. I found that it doesn't matter if you cool them completely, they will peel well this way, anyway.
I know the cooking times sound long but that's because they aren't sitting in the water as it's heating up (as they would if you started the eggs in cold water). And, believe it or not, even with these extreme temperature changes, they don't crack or blow up (as I had thought they would when I read about this method).
I am also making bantam Easter Eggs--I think they look so cute mixed with the larger eggs! I have EE's and I have been saving all of my green eggs from them for the last two weeks so I can give them to my neighbor and my daughter, besides the ones I'm keeping for myself.
Good luck and Happy Easter! Genie
My husband Loves the little Bantam eggs pickled with beets. He says the flavor is all the way through. I like eggs many ways but not pickled, thank you. Ha ha
I put mine in my electric steamer for 10-11 minutes. Super easy.....just turn it on and forget about them...no waiting for water to boil and it automatically turns off when the timer is done. I just let them sit in there till they are cooled enough to handle. My kids LOVE the bantam eggs so that's pretty much what I do with all of mine and they go quickly for their snacking and/or quick egg sandwiches.