Making Heart Shaped Eggs transforms the humble boiled egg into something fun. Perfect for valentines day. A fun, yet protein packed healthy breakfast or snack.
Equipment You Need
While there are a number of gadgets available to change your eggs into special shapes, the good thing about this process is that it does not need any special moulds
For each egg you will need…
- A piece of cardboard cut from a stock, juice or milk carton approx 7.5cm by 19cm (3in by 7.5in) (folded in half lengthwise.)
- A round shaped chopstick
- Two elastic bands
What to Do
- Hard boil your eggs
- Remove the shells while still warm
- Place egg in the centre of the cardboard along the fold.
- Place the chopstick along the top of the egg to form an indentation.
- Secure with rubber bands at each end of the cardboard cradle.
- Leave for a minimum of ten minutes in the fridge.
- Slice eggs in half to reveal the heart shape
- If you need to serve them flat remove a tiny piece from top and bottom of the egg.
- Place on a piece of toast for a well-balanced breakfast.
- Pop into lunch boxes and surprise your kids.
- Make heart-shaped devilled eggs by removing the yolk, making the mixture and reforming.
- Scatter on a bed of leaves with cheese to make cheese and egg salad.
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Heart Shaped Eggs
Making Heart Shaped Eggs transforms the humble boiled egg into something fun.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
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Hard boil your egg. *SEE NOTE 1
Remove the shells while still warm and place the egg in the centre of the cardboard along the fold.
Place the chopstick along the top of the egg to form an indentation and secure with rubber bands at each end of the cardboard cradle.
Leave for a minimum of ten minutes in the fridge. Remove from carboard cradle and then slice eggs in half to reveal the heart shape
- I use an egg machine to do this but you can place the egg in a pan and cover with water, bring to the boil and then remove from the heat and allow the egg to sit off the heat for 10 mins.
Nutritional information is a rough guide only, calculated using an online calculator.
Heart Shaped Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.