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Thoughts of Coffee and Eggs


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So here it is, almost 2:00am, and sleep is elusive. I just boiled up a few eggs, and made a nice, hot cuppa joe. While messing around in the kitchen, a few ideas came to mind, and maybe you have some ideas about them.

First is steamed eggs. Instead of making eggs hard (or otherwise) boiled, how might steaming them work?

Also, instead of making coffee using water, would it work to make coffee using hot - boiled, steamed, scalded, whatever - milk?

shel

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Steaming eggs works, they aren't much different than poached other than appearance. Coffee will infuse any liquid you want to use, hot (or cold if you're patient) milk included, I infuse cream with coffee beans fairly often. I can't claim I've ever dumped it in a cup and drank it though.

It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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Chineses, Koreans and Japanese steam eggs. Usually in a bowl, mixed with water and sprinkled with green onions or other condiments. Its great with, you guessed it, rice.

So I've learned, however, I was thinking about steaming the eggs in the shell and making the equivalent of a boiled egg. It seems that that's doable and gives good results.

Thanks all!

scb

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I've made tea steeped in hot milk, and it turned out well. And I imagine coffee brewed with milk would be pretty darn tasty. When I made tea like this, I found the tea flavour was on the weak side, unless you either steep it longer or use more leaves. You'd probably need to increase the grounds for milk-brewed coffee too.

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I have hard-cooked a dozen eggs in a Black & Decker food steamer, according to their directions. It couldn't have been easier, but I think that their suggestion of 30 minutes was too long.

-- Jeff

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Chineses, Koreans and Japanese steam eggs. Usually in a bowl, mixed with water and sprinkled with green onions or other condiments. Its great with, you guessed it, rice.

So I've learned, however, I was thinking about steaming the eggs in the shell and making the equivalent of a boiled egg. It seems that that's doable and gives good results.

Thanks all!

scb

I almost always steam my "hard boiled eggs". I was told it made them easier to peel. I don't really believe that, but I still usually steam my eggs.

Robin Tyler McWaters

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Do you mean steaming them in the shell or out? We used to use the steamer at work to steam about 80 dozen eggs at a time. It didn't make them easier to peel. :rolleyes:

My grandmother always made coffee with hot milk, not water . . but then, she used instant coffee. :wink:

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