Tools of the Trade: The Egg Mold

Egg molds come in many shapes, from bunnies to bears

Tools of the Trade: The Egg Mold
Originally purchased for bento cooking, I acquired egg molds (I found mine through ebay) in order to make exciting shapes with hard boiled eggs. Making molded eggs is pretty simple if you follow a few key steps.

  1. Prepare a bath of ice water in a mixing bowl.
  2. Once eggs are boiled, keep eggs warm in water (cold eggs won’t mold).
  3. As soon as possible (and without burning your fingers), peel egg and place in the center of a mold.
  4. Immerse mold in ice-cold water for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove egg and allow to cool in the refrigerator. Repeat process with more eggs.
Egg mold tips: Size matters. Extra-Large eggs fill the mold better, presenting more shapely eggs. Too small of an egg will only give a representation of the shape.

More Egg mold education and Fun with egg molds contain more information about this easy, fun tool.

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  1. How long can you store/keep peeled hard-boiled eggs?

  2. Jamie aka Carbarella says

    I've kept mine for a few days before they needed to be used, but since you can really only use the egg molds with hot hard boiled eggs, you can only really make four per batch anyway (assuming you have four egg molds).

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