The Chew: How To Cook Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
In order to make some great Easter eggs it is imperative to know how to cook the perfect hard-boiled egg. Carla Hall said the first mistake people make is putting the egg into boiling water because the egg could crack. To prevent cracking, she said it is better to place the eggs in cold water first and then put the pot on the stove. She also advised putting a little vinegar in the water in case the egg cracks because the vinegar will coagulate the egg white.
When the water starts to boil, let it boil for one minute then turn off the heat, cover the pot and let it sit for 10 minutes before eating or coloring the eggs.
The Chew: How To Make Silk Dyed Eggs
Clinton’s Craft Corner was all about dying Easter eggs today but he said boring eggs are out and extraordinary eggs are in this Easter. In an effort to make Easter a little less boring, Kelly showed viewers how to make silk dyed eggs.
Clinton Kelly Silk Dyed Eggs Ingredients:
- Eggs, hard-boiled or not
- Old silk scarf or tie with a design
- White vinegar
- Rubber bands
- A few old socks
Clinton Kelly Silk Dyed Eggs Directions:
- This first step is optional. If you want to get the yolk and egg white out, simply poke a hole in the top and bottom, stick a straw in one hole and blow until the yolk and egg white come out the other hole. Kelly said he likes to do this because these eggs are not edible and he doesn’t want to leave anyone the chance to eat them.
- Take the brighter side of the silk piece you have and place the egg on this side. Bunch the silk around the egg as tightly as possible to get as much of the silk to touch the egg as you can. When the bunch is ready to be tied, shift it to the large side of the egg and twist a rubber band securely around the bunched up silk.
- Take a sock and place the egg wrapped in silk in the sock. Do the same thing you did with the silk. Get the sock as tightly around the egg as possible and secure with a rubber band.
- Add the egg/pantyhose/sock to gently boiling water, with about two teaspoons of white vinegar for every cup of water, and place the sock in the water for a few minutes.
- Pull the sock out of the water. Let it cool and take the egg out of the sock and silk bunch.
Again, do not eat this egg. They are not edible.
The Chew: How To Make Herb Silhouette Eggs
If your silk dyed egg didn’t turn out too well, you can also try Clinton Kelly’s herb silhouette egg.
Clinton Kelly Herb Silhouette Egg Ingredients:
- Old pantyhose
- Any type of fresh herb, from rosemary to a bay leaf
- rubber bands
- white vinegar
- food coloring
Clinton Kelly Herb Silhouette Egg Directions:
- Take the herb and lay it as flat as possible on the egg. Make sure the rib side is pointing up, away from the egg.
- Take the pantyhose and using the “pooper scooper” method, turn the pantyhose inside out, stick your hand inside, grab the egg through the pantyhose and turn it inside out keeping the herb as close to the egg as possible. Secure the top of the pantyhose with a rubber band.
- Mix together 20 drops of food coloring to every 1/2 cup of water and a teaspoon of vinegar to every 1/2 cup as water as well. Place the eggs in the mixture and bring it to a slight boil for a few minutes.
- Pull the egg out of the water and let it cool before removing it from the pantyhose and placing it in cold water to help it cool.
The Chew: How To Make Fortune Eggs
Kelly said you can also make some fortune eggs for Easter. Simply blow out the egg white and yolk like you could have done above, wash out the inside of the egg and roll up your own little fortunes to stick inside the egg.