Eating eggs is healthy. Also, eggs taste good; but eating a boiled egg every day may not be every person’s cup of tea. So, why not change the style? How about making scrambled eggs inside their shell? Sounds strange and weird, doesn’t it? Well, technically scrambled egg inside the shell is nothing but a hard-boiled egg, but with its yolk broken.
You don’t need to know rocket science to make a scrambled egg inside the shell. Just make sure you have an egg and a long-sleeve T-shirt. Then let centrifugal force do, it’s magic. Making scrambled eggs inside the shell is a good way to get kids eat their eggs. When you perform the “magic”, the little ones will be thrilled to eat your trick. This way, you never have to worry about them leaving behind the yolk!
Making Scrambled Egg Inside The Shell
Here are the things you will need to make scrambled egg inside the shell.
- Long-sleeve T-shirt (You also can use a stocking)
Step 1: Take a long-sleeved T-shirt. Place the egg in the middle of the sleeve. You can use a stocking as well. However, make sure the stocking does not stretch, as it will not allow you to use centrifugal force effectively.
Step 2: Cut 2 pieces of the twine. Tie each side of the sleeve, so that the egg is placed in the center of the sleeve.
Step 3: Hold the sleeve with both hands. Place your hands on either side of the egg, but about a foot from egg.
Step 4: Now rotate the sleeve, as though you are using a skipping rope. Move your wrists in a circular motion and this will cause the sleeve to gradually fold and tighten around the egg. Keep doing it until no more of the sleeve rolls around the egg. Then stop this circular motion and make the sleeve taut by pulling it.
Step 5: Keep rotating the sleeve, as explained above. Do it at least 10 to 12 times. Make sure you always pull the sleeve taught after winding it up around the sleeve. This step is important as the sudden stopping of the winding is what mixes or scrambles the yolk and white of the egg. This happens inside the shell.
Step 6: Untie the two ends of the sleeve and remove the egg.
Step 7: Place the egg into a saucepan and cover with cold water.
Step 8: Place the saucepan on the stove and let the water boil. Remove from the heat when the water begins boiling.
Step 9: Cover the saucepan and let the egg stay inside the water for about 12 minutes. This will let it cook sufficiently. Place the egg under running tap water, so that it cools and you will not burn your finger while removing the shell.
Step 10: Place the egg on the kitchen countertop and gently roll it. Use a back and forth motion with your palm. This helps to crack the shell. Then all you have to do is peel it off.
Step 11: Be prepared to be mesmerized by the golden yellow color of the egg which is nothing but mixing of the white and yolk. Slice the scrambled egg, season with salt and pepper and enjoy it with toast or biscuits.
When you are scrambling the yolk and white using the circular motion, you may want to be sure you have scrambled it adequately. Take the egg into a dark room and hold a flashlight on the egg. If the egg has a red glow, it means you have scrambled it properly and now you can begin boiling it. On the other hand, if the egg has a yellow glow, you need to insert it back into the sleeve and wind the sleeve a few times to really scramble it well.
The material of the T-shirt or stocking has an effect on the scrambling. If the material is stretch-type, it will stretch while you are rotating the T-shirt or sleeve. This will not cause the egg to scramble inside the shell. So, try not to use a stretchy T-shirt or stocking when you are trying to amaze your kids with scrambled egg inside the shell!