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Boiled Egg Chicks Recipe
Boiled Egg Chicks Directions:
Bring a pot of water to a full boil on your stove. If desired you can pierce the eggs with a tack at the top of the biggest end of your eggs before putting them in the water. Some say this aids in easier peeling of the eggs once they are finished cooking. Pull the pot off of the burner and using a large spoon or metal mesh strainer (like for wontons) start adding your eggs into the boiling water. Removing the pot from the heat will help the eggs not crack. Do not overfill your pot.
Boil on high for 30-60 seconds then, reduce the burner heat to a simmer and cover. Let them simmer for 14 minutes. This will keep the eggs from wanting to crack while you are cooking them.
Get out a bowl larger than your eggs and add ice and cold water and set it on the counter just before the eggs are done. When your timer goes off remove your pan from the heat and carefully drain the eggs.
Using your large mixing spoon put the hot eggs into your ice water bath to cool the eggs. The quick transition from hot boiling water to ice cold will help the eggs to be easier to peel. You can also just add the ice bath to the pan you used, but I have found that it melts my ice too quickly when I do this so I prefer the bowl method. Let your eggs sit in the ice bath for 15 minutes to fully cool.
Find a cute dish that you would like to display them on. We found this cute oil serving dish at our local Ross Dress For Less and thought it was just perfect for our little flock of hens to set.
Take a sharp knife and slice a very small slice of the bottom of the egg off so that it will sit up on end without rolling. This does not have to be huge, just to give you a flat surface so the eggs don’t fall over.
Cut a carrot into thin rounds. thick enough to hold their shape but not be super heavy.
Cut one side of the carrot round like a ruffle shape with a sort of triangle points like the comb of a chicken. It does not have to be perfect here so don’t stress out about this. It is supposed to be fun.
Using a sharp knife thinly slice a small cut into the top of the egg in the center and insert the carrot comb there.
Use one of the little triangle points you cut out of the comb for a beak.
Using a sharp knife poke the end of it into the front of the egg where you want the beak, and insert the carrot. Make sure it is at the right end of the comb. You don’t want the beak of your chicken to be on the side of its head.
You can make little eyes for your chicken if you want to but we kept it simple and didn’t. Little pepper pieces would be fine I think (cracked pepper). If you are serving it as we did on a little platter you can garnish it by using parsley, kale, lettuce leaves, or other greens to fill in the area on the tray that you see that is just white on ours. I think that it would have been pretty cute. Obviously, if this is going in a lunch or something then you would not need to do this at all.
Now they are ready to serve!
Make sure to have some salt and pepper nearby in case your guests would like to add a little seasoning to their eggs too. These will last for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Make sure that you have them in a sealed container to keep them fresh. We hope you enjoy them!
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- Boiled Eggs
Slice the bottom of the egg off so that it will sit up on end without rolling. Slice rounds off of the carrot, thick enough to hold their shape but not be super heavy. Cut one side of the carrot into points like the comb of a chicken. Thinly slice the top of the egg in the center and insert the carrot comb. Use one of the points you cut out of the comb for a beak, poke the end of a knife into the front of the egg where you want the beak, and insert the carrot. Serve!
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