Saturday, April 24, 2010

Japanese Egg Molds

Japanese Egg Molds
This is a favorite novelty in our home.  It's also a very fun discovery in a child's lunchbox.  They are very easy to do and somehow, I think our little guy feels it makes his boiled eggs taste better.

1)  Start with a freshly boiled 'still warm' egg.  See my 'How To Boil Eggs Perfectly' post.

2)  Place the 'larger end' of your egg in the 'larger side' of your egg mold (sitting vertically). Carefully close the mold, pressing down and smashing the egg in place.  Now close the tab with a snap.  It took me awhile to experiment with different egg sizes.  I find large eggs work best.  I have also discovered that not all large egg brands are equal in size. 

A Healthy, Happy Lunch
3)  You can either put your egg molds in a bowl of ice water for 10-15 minutes or you can let them sit in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.  (I personally let them sit at room temperature for 20 minutes, because we like to eat our eggs still warm when possible.)

4)  Now gently open your mold and carefully remove your egg.  Use a small parring knife if you'd like to trim away the edges and perfect it ... that's just me.

5)  Serve happily.
P.S.  These are NOT dishwasher safe. 

see:  What's in Your Bento?


Anonymous said...

Both sites are very cute and I also love looking at . I have been wanting to get a bunch of bento supplies I just been lacking the cash.

China said...

Thanks! I'll take a look at jbox soon.