These steamed eggs are a game changer if you’re a boiled egg fan. Whether you like them soft, medium, or hard boiled, this easy recipe is the best way to get the most perfect results every time.
For this recipe, all you have to do is bring the water temperature up enough that it’s at a gentle boil and giving off plenty of hot steam, then add the eggs in a basket, cover, and cook. This eliminates all of the guesswork of traditional hard-boiled eggs and results in eggs that have the most velvety texture.
If this is your first time making these delicious eggs, you’re in for a treat.
Common Questions about Steamed Eggs
How long does it take to steam eggs?
Depending on how you prefer your eggs, the cook time can take anywhere from 6 minutes to 14 minutes to steam eggs.
Why do people steam eggs?
Steaming eggs reduces the risk of an eggshell breaking while boiling. It also produces better, silky smooth texture in both the whites and the yolks.
Why are steamed eggs easier to peel?
The steam essentially loosens the shell from the white which makes it incredibly easy to peel them.
Tips For The Best Steamed Eggs
These eggs are pretty foolproof but there’s a simple trick or two for making sure you get the best results.
- Use the freshest eggs possible for the best flavor.
- Ensure the water is at a steady rolling boil before adding the basket so that they steam perfectly.
- A little trick that’s super simple is to use slotted spoon to remove them so that you do not cool the water bath by adding hot water to it.
- Avoid adding too much water to the pot to avoid having the boiling water touch the eggs.
- If you have a number of eggs to steam, do this in batches so that they come out perfectly. The fewer eggs you have, the easier it is to keep them in a single layer.
- Make sure there’s enough water in the pot to avoid running out of steam to cook the eggs during the cookin gprocess.
You can store these eggs in the refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container or wrap them in a cling film like Saran Wrap. You can also store them in a ziploc bag.
If you choose to wrap the eggs, be sure to remove water droplets from the eggs, or allow them to air dry before wrapping.
All you need for this recipe is the main ingredient.
- Large eggs
Kitchen Supplies You’ll Need
A few kitchen essentials are all you need for this easy alternative to traditional hard-boiled eggs.
- Large pot with lid (or use aluminum foil to keep the heat in)
- Steamer basket
- Large metal, glass, or ceramic bowl
- Slotted spoon
How to Make Steamed Eggs
You’ll wish you’d been using this easy steaming method instead of just boiling all these years.
- Ensure that the water in the pot comes to the bottom of the steamer basket. Then, boil water.
- Once the water boils with plenty of air bubbles rising to the top, gently lay the eggs in the steamer rack in a single layer before placing the basket in the pot.
- Cover with a lid and cook for the recommended amount of steaming time for the level of doneness you prefer.
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to the prepared ice bath of ice and cold water in a large bowl and allow the eggs to cool.
- After cooling, either peel the eggs and serve, prepare a dish, or store them in an airtight container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
How to Serve Steamed Eggs
Outside of just eating soft, medium, or hard boiled eggs for breakfast or a snack (or a side dish) with a pinch of salt and dash of pepper, there are lots of fun ways to use steamed eggs, just like traditional boiled eggs.
- Egg salad – Egg salad is one of the best ways to use steamed eggs because you can make it ahead and eat it for days. It’s an easy dish for meal prep and easy lunches or snacks.
- Deviled Eggs – If you love deviled eggs for party appetizers or just snacks at home, these will be perfect for making them!
- Salad – Chop up the eggs and use them over any simple green salads you make.
- Sandwiches – Add another layer to your cold sandwiches with sliced steamed eggs.
- Mayonnaise-based salads – These are a great addition to potato salad or macaroni salad.
- Garnish – Garnish any number of dishes with either sliced or chopped eggs. It could make for a bright, colorful addition to your next cheese and charcuterie board and if you’re feeling fancy they are a perfect complement to caviar.
- Rice bowls – Add these eggs with other proteins and vegetables over a bowl of hot rice.
Why You Should Make These Eggs
We can’t think of many reasons not to make these delicious eggs.
- Healthy – Eggs pack a punch of protein and a whole lot of nutrients and vitamins.
- Versatile – Eat these eggs on their own or use them in countless other dishes.
- Quick – In just a short bit of time you have ready-to-eat eggs that last for up to a week.
- Easy – There are only a few minutes of cooking time and hands-on prep time is nearly nothing and cleanup is a cinch.
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- 6 large eggs
- Add enough water to a medium size pot so that it comes to the bottom of the steamer basket.
- Bring the water to boil over medium-high heat.
- Set the eggs in the steamer basket and place the basket into the pot of water, cover with the pot lid.
- Cook for 6-15 minutes (see notes below) depending on the desired doneness of the eggs.
- While eggs are cooking, prepare an ice bath by adding ice to a large bowl and filling it with cold water.
- Remove the eggs and immediately add them to the ice bath and let them cool for 10 minutes.
- Peel and serve or store them in a sealed container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
Medium Hard Boiled Eggs – Cook for 9 minutes
Hard Boiled Eggs – Cook 12 minutes
Well Done Hard Boiled Eggs – Cook 14 minutes
- large pot with lid
- steamer basket
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