Crazy Paved Eggs
||1 min, Cooking: 10 mins, Cooling: Overnight
A very, very simple recipe that gives very cool and crazy looking boiled eggs for salads, buffets, picnics and anywhere else you'll want a boiled egg!
Eggs, as many as you need.
Make a strong pot of tea, roughly 1 cup per egg ish. Make it strong and allow it to cool.
Hard boiling the eggs ..
There is a little known thing about hard boiled eggs, if you actually boil eggs; they have a habit of being rubbery. So this is worth trying, and check the difference.
Eggs should be in single layer in the pan.
They should be covered by at least 1 inch of cold water, over the top of the eggs.
Cover the pan with lid and bring to a boil over a medium heat.
As soon as the water boils the water comes to a full boil, remove from heat and leave to stand in the hot water for 15 to 18 minutes.
Drain off hot water and cover with cold water for a few minutes.
The crazy paving ..
Now gently crack the shells, and roll in your hands to ensure the shell is cracked all over - Do NOT peel. Place in the cold tea and leave overnight.
When you are ready to serve, finish shelling the eggs; and voila!
You can try this with water with a few drops of food colouring to get different and more dramatic effects. But the tea gives a more gentle and natural colouring.
The tea must be strong; we are using the tannin to stain the eggs. The eggs will not taste of tea!
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