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Steamed Eggs

Steamed Eggs

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Steamed eggs are just like hard boiled but they’re easier to peel. Find out why and learn this useful technique.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 12 eggs 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 12 large eggs
  • Steamer basket
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Put an inch of water into a medium saucepan.
  2. Place the steamer basket into the pan.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Add the eggs in a single layer.
  5. Cover and cook over high heat for 12 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and drain off water.
  7. Fill saucepan with cold tap water and add a few handfuls of ice.
  8. Let cool completely, about 10 minutes, before peeling. Or refrigerate in the shells.