Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a sucker for anything labeled, “As Seen on TV”. If it is Buy One, Get One Free it is pretty much a done deal. Over the years I have had The Perfect Pancake pan, the Microwave Omelet Maker, the Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville Margarita Maker, the Jack LaLanne Juicer, The Magic Bullet, a Snuggie (even my dogs have Snuggies), the Forever Lazy, and on and on and on. Most of the time things don’t work like they show on TV, but every once in a while you come across goodies like the Forever Lazy, and you don’t know how you lived without it. Which is exactly what keeps me going back for more.
The fact that most stores now have a “As Seen on TV” section, my obsession is easier to manage. Or, harder, depending on how you look at it.
My most recent purchase……Eggies!! Just last week I was complaining to a group of people that whenever I make hard boiled eggs, the peels always come off in tiny pieces. One hard boiled egg after another, and I can not figure out how to cook them and have their peel come off easily. While walking through Walgreens yesterday I saw the perfect solution……Eggies!! They give me the ability to hard boil eggs WITHOUT the shell! OMG……Perfect!!
First out of the box I needed to wash the Eggies, then coat them with non-stick spray. The instructions say not to spray directly on the Eggie, but rather spray a napkin and wipe the interior of the Eggie. Then I placed the top and bottom together, leaving the lid off. I had to crack the egg directly into the top of the Eggie, while trying not to spill any. (That was the hard part!) The hole is pretty small, so some of the egg whites ended up on the counter top. Then I sealed them up tight! They looked like little space ships filled with egg.
The next step was to boil them just like a regular egg. I put them in a pan of water, ensuring that they were floating. Bring the water to a boil and cook for 15 mins. for a hard boiled egg. Almost immediately I could tell there wasn’t a tight seal on the Eggies. I could see little streams of egg whites leaking out of the Eggie and into the water. I left them in the water to see what would happen.
After 15 mins I pulled them out and let them cool on the counter. There were egg whites around the middle seal of the Eggies. When I opened them up I was surprised to find that they actually worked! But, rather than it being a hole egg in the shape of the Eggie, they were flat on top where the egg has leaked up at the seal.
Technically, the Eggies worked, minus the leakage of half of the egg whites out of the shell. But, I don’t think I can say it was easier than just boiling an egg in the shell. On to the next “As Seen on TV” product!