Egg Hacks: 12 Genius Tricks to Save Time and Money in the Kitchen

Eggs are a staple food in many kitchens, but they can also be tricky to cook and store. Sometimes, you may end up with overcooked, undercooked, or cracked eggs, or you may waste time and money on buying and throwing away expired eggs. To avoid these problems, you can use some simple and clever egg hacks that will make your life easier in the kitchen. Here are 12 genius tricks to save time and money when cooking and storing eggs.

Egg Hacks
Egg Hacks.
  1. Use a whisk to peel hard-boiled eggs faster and easier. Instead of peeling each egg individually, you can use a whisk to remove the shells in one go. Just break the shell slightly, then insert the egg into the whisk and swirl it around in a bowl of water. The shell will come off easily and quickly1.
  2. Use a spoon to separate egg yolks and whites. If you need to separate egg yolks and whites for a recipe, you don’t need a special tool or gadget. You can use a regular spoon to do the job. Just crack the egg into a bowl, then gently scoop out the yolk with the spoon and transfer it to another bowl. The white will stay behind in the first bowl2.
  3. Use a water bottle to separate egg yolks and whites. Another way to separate egg yolks and whites is to use a plastic water bottle. Just crack the egg into a bowl, then squeeze the bottle slightly and place the mouth over the yolk. Release the squeeze and the yolk will be sucked into the bottle. You can then squeeze the bottle again to release the yolk into another bowl3.
  4. Use a microwave to poach eggs in minutes. Poaching eggs on the stovetop can be tricky and time-consuming, but you can do it in the microwave in minutes. Just fill a microwave-safe bowl or mug with water, then crack an egg into it. Cover the bowl or mug with a plate and microwave it on high for 45 seconds to 1 minute, depending on how runny you like your yolk. Carefully remove the plate and the egg, and enjoy your poached egg4.
  5. Use an oven to bake eggs in a muffin tin.If you need to cook eggs for a large group of people, you can use an oven to bake them in a muffin tin. Just spray the muffin tin with cooking spray, then crack an egg into each cup. You can add salt, pepper, cheese, bacon, or any other toppings you like. Bake the eggs in a preheated oven at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked to your liking5.
  6. Use a waffle maker to make scrambled eggs. If you want to make scrambled eggs without using a skillet or a spatula, you can use a waffle maker instead. Just whisk some eggs with milk, salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you like, then pour the mixture into a preheated and greased waffle maker. Close the lid and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the eggs are fluffy and golden. You can cut the waffle into pieces and serve with your favorite toppings6.
  7. Use a freezer bag to make an omelette. If you want to make an omelette without using a pan or a stove, you can use a freezer bag instead. Just crack some eggs into a freezer bag, then add cheese, ham, spinach, or any other fillings you like. Seal the bag and shake it well to mix the ingredients. Then, place the bag in a pot of boiling water and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the eggs are set. Cut the bag open and slide the omelet onto a plate7.
  8. Use baking soda to peel hard-boiled eggs easily.
  9. If you have trouble peeling hard-boiled eggs, you can use baking soda to make the process easier. Just add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water before boiling the eggs. The baking soda will increase the pH of the water and make the shells easier to remove. After boiling the eggs, cool them in ice water and peel them as usual8.
  10. Use vinegar to prevent cracked eggs. If you want to prevent your eggs from cracking while boiling, you can use vinegar to help. Just add a tablespoon of vinegar to the water before boiling the eggs. The vinegar will help seal the cracks and prevent the whites from leaking out. It will also make the shells easier to peel later9.
  11. Use salt to test the freshness of the eggs. If you are not sure if your eggs are still fresh, you can use salt to test them. Just fill a glass with water and add a teaspoon of salt. Then, gently place an egg into the water and observe what happens. If the egg sinks to the bottom and lies flat, it is fresh. If the egg floats to the surface, it is spoiled. If the egg sinks to the bottom but stands on one end, it is still edible but not very fresh10.
  12. Use an ice cube to make perfect fried eggs. If you want to make perfect fried eggs with runny yolks and crispy edges, you can use an ice cube to help. Just heat some oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, then crack an egg into the skillet. After a few seconds, add an ice cube to the skillet and cover it with a lid. The ice cube will create steam and cook the egg evenly, while the oil will crisp up the edges. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the white is set and the yolk is runny11.
  13. Use a cookie cutter to make fun-shaped eggs. If you want to make fun-shaped eggs for your kids or yourself, you can use a cookie cutter to help. Just spray a cookie cutter with cooking spray, then place it on a skillet over medium-low heat. Crack an egg into the cookie cutter and cook for a few minutes, or until the egg is set. Carefully remove the cookie cutter and enjoy your fun-shaped egg. You can use any shape you like, such as a heart, a star, or a flower.

Summary                            

Eggs are a staple food in many kitchens, but they can also be tricky to cook and store. To avoid these problems, you can use some simple and clever egg hacks that will make your life easier in the kitchen. Here are 12 genius tricks to save time and money when cooking and storing eggs:

  • Use a whisk to peel hard-boiled eggs faster and easier.
  • Use a spoon or a water bottle to separate egg yolks and whites.
  • Use a microwave to poach eggs in minutes.
  • Use an oven to bake eggs in a muffin tin.
  • Use a waffle maker to make scrambled eggs.
  • Use a freezer bag to make an omelette.
  • Use baking soda to peel hard-boiled eggs easily.
  • Use vinegar to prevent cracked eggs.
  • Use salt to test the freshness of the eggs.
  • Use an ice cube to make perfect fried eggs.
  • Use a cookie cutter to make fun-shaped eggs.

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