Truthfully, I’ve never thought about shaping a hard-boiled egg, but we found this cute idea on a blog by Anna the Red and she was gracious enough to allow us to share it.
Her first post of this type shows how to make cube shaped & pyramid-shaped hard-boiled eggs (see how to mold a hard-boiled egg.) Anna said “It was a lot of fun making the molds, but some of you must be thinking “Yeah, but that’s a lot of work to make a mold for a hard-boiled egg…” and I completely agree. I’m just a nut. So I’ll show you a very easy & popular method to mold a hard-boiled egg in Japan.”
This tutorial looks pretty easy – I think I may actually try this one!
- Milk carton or any juice carton (cut open, washed well and dried)
- Chopstick (round one is ideal)
- Rubber bands
Step 1: Cut milk carton and fold it in half lengthwise.
Step 2: Make a hard-boiled egg.
Step 3: While the egg is still warm, peel the egg and put the egg on the milk carton, place a chopstick on the center of the egg, and put rubber bands on the both ends.
Step 4: Leave it for about 10 minutes. (Keep the egg in the fridge if it’s summer time.)
Step 5: Take the chopstick off and cut the egg in half.
This is great for beginners of both kyaraben makers and eaters. It doesn’t require any special technique or ingredients. Also I think it can be awesome finger food at a party. You don’t need a special mold so you can make a lot of them at the same time. Put seasoning on the top like salt, egg, ketchup, anything to dress them up or you can make deviled eggs with them. It’s easy, and a delicious way to tell someone how much you <3 them.
If you have any questions about any of my how-to’s, please feel free to leave a comment or email me at AnnaTheRed[at]gmail.com!
I want to say a huge “Thank You” to Anna for sharing!