No...I didn't let the pot boil dry and blow them up.
I did do that once when I was a teenager. I put a couple of eggs in a pot to boil for my breakfast and then went to my room to get dressed. I heard what I thought was two gunshots! When I got to the kitchen my breakfast had exploded and was all over the walls and ceiling. I think it took me hours to clean up my Mama's kitchen. Anyway...I digress.
While looking on the chicken forum, a person asked how do you boil and peel fresh eggs without them tearing to pieces. I had tried every suggestion on that forum. Put salt in the water, put vinegar in the water, put salt and vinegar in the water. Let the eggs come to a boil and then take them from the heat. Plunge them in cold water. Put them in the refrigerator over night and then peel. Nothing has worked for me.
If I needed to take deviled eggs to a gathering or prepare them for our dinner and snacks, I would boil 20 eggs just to maybe get 10 good ones. It is frustrating. The list went on and on with all the suggestions I have tried and then I found.......
In all my years I have never heard of steaming an egg.
Still doubting this method would work I decided to use a dozen eggs that has been in the refrigerator for about a week. Even these, using my old method, would look mangeled by the time I was through. But....let me tell you...... it worked.
One dozen perfectly peeled eggs!
I was still skeptical....Was this a fluke? I decided to put it to the test. I took one dozen more eggs that were gathered TODAY....... I got another perfectly, peeled dozen eggs.
Here's how I did it....
I put my steamer basket that fits firmly on top of a boiler and added enough water in the boiler to come within one inch of the bottom of the basket.
I then placed one dozen very fresh eggs in the basket.
Cover with a tight fitting lid. My stove is electric and I turned the heat to high.
When steam forms, begin timing your eggs. We like the yolks done. Mine were perfect in 20 minutes.
Place steamed eggs in a bowl of ice water. You can begin to peel these at once.
I kid you not....Once you crack them and start peeling, the shell just slips right off.
Use your favorite recipe and make you some deviled eggs. And since I got so carried away..I made chicken salad and still have eggs we can snack on the next couple of days. Good thing I have plenty of air freshener.......