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Old 04-09-2017, 05:31 PM   #1
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Hard boiling eggs in your trailer

I love hard boiled eggs. But I wasn't too keen on cooking them in the trailer due to all the steam that comes from boiling a pan of water. Granted, I can make 'em ahead of time for short trips, but what if I'm gone for quite a while.

Dirk read a review of this product while cruising the web and I liked what I saw, so I got a white one from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I've used it to hard boil eggs several times. It does use steam, but far less than using a pan (I've never used a microwave for hard boiling eggs and I don't have one in the trailer anyway).

I tried an omelet. Yeah, not doing that again as it wasn't cooked all the way through. I tried two poached eggs the other morning and if you use the exact amount of water they suggest the yokes are runny, which is the way I like 'em. Use more water if you want the yokes not so runny.

This might not be for everyone, but thought I'd mention it for those taking their trailers out for long periods of time.
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Old 04-09-2017, 05:44 PM   #2
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I love hard boiled eggs. But I wasn't too keen on cooking them in the trailer due to all the steam that comes from boiling a pan of water. Granted, I can make 'em ahead of time for short trips, but what if I'm gone for quite a while.

Dirk read a review of this product while cruising the web and I liked what I saw, so I got a white one from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I've used it to hard boil eggs several times. It does use steam, but far less than using a pan (I've never used a microwave for hard boiling eggs and I don't have one in the trailer anyway).

I tried an omelet. Yeah, not doing that again as it wasn't cooked all the way through. I tried two poached eggs the other morning and if you use the exact amount of water they suggest the yokes are runny, which is the way I like 'em. Use more water if you want the yokes not so runny.

This might not be for everyone, but thought I'd mention it for those taking their trailers out for long periods of time.
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We now stop by deli's in most grocery stores and buy either Egglands Best or Kroeger pre-cooked eggs. They are packaged to stay fresh. No fuss, no muss.
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Old 04-09-2017, 05:53 PM   #3
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EggLands got some bad reviews here so we get ours from a local farmer. But there is a store here that sells them already cooked and peeled, for $2.49/dozen-When traveling I consume egg salad with tuna on potato rolls to maintain those long driving days.
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We now stop by deli's in most grocery stores and buy either Egglands Best or Kroeger pre-cooked eggs. They are packaged to stay fresh. No fuss, no muss.
I bought some Kroger hard boiled eggs on this trip & was not impressed with the taste. Since I carry a Coleman combined stove & grill, I prefer to make my own outside the trailer. Since I travel solo, I do appreciate the stores that still sell fresh eggs by the 1/2 dozen.
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I love hard boiled eggs. But I wasn't too keen on cooking them in the trailer due to all the steam that comes from boiling a pan of water. Granted, I can make 'em ahead of time for short trips, but what if I'm gone for quite a while...
Boiling water for coffee, tea, pasta, eggs, or anything else will generate moisture in your trailer. Best way to address that is to use your range hood fan and have your maxfan pulling air into the trailer, which will help to push the steamy air out of the hood vent, particularly if the trailer windows are mostly shut.
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I bought hard boiled eggs that were pre-peeled one time. They were in some sort of liquid that reminded me of "Fruit Fresh" used in canning. Gross. I couldn't wash it off.
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Hard cooked egg

When I want a hard boiled egg or two for breakfast I make them over the campfire the night before. I take a green stick and whittle the last 3 or 4 inches to a sharp point. I then pick two small holes one in each end of the egg with my improved muskrat pattern pocket knife. Then I push the stick through. Suspended over the fire for about 10 minutes as the embers die down the egg is hard cooked. Slip it off the stick and repeat as necessary. Trained my Scouts for survival using duck, goose or other field found eggs. Chicken eggs were a luxury. No hunting. Next, Bacon and eggs over the fire in a paper bag. Utensiless cooking, wipe your knife on your pants and you're good to go.
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I bought hard boiled eggs that were pre-peeled one time. They were in some sort of liquid that reminded me of "Fruit Fresh" used in canning. Gross. I couldn't wash it off.
Donna,
Perhaps they were picked eggs, common in midwest taverns.
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We hard boil eggs regularly using our exterior 120v outlet and an Instant Pot - perfect, easy peel eggs every time in only 4 minutes! Of course we usually only do this when umbilicalled to power, but we occasionally break the Instant Pot out with the inverter. You can cook a whole chicken or beef shoulder in 30-40 minutes! Or you can slow cook like a Crock Pot. Or make yogurt! Or rice! It is a very interesting cooking implement. We bought it for the perfect hard boiled eggs, but use it for many other things now that we have it. Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FLYWNYQ..._XHT6ybHCWDAJ9
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Perhaps they were picked eggs, common in midwest taverns.
No, they weren't. I actually like pickled eggs. I remember the gallon jars sitting on the bar in taverns. Ate a few in my time. Haven't seen those jars for a while now....
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