C – My husband hates hard boiled eggs.
I was shocked when I discovered this. Hard boiled eggs are my favorite. He says they are just too plain and flavorless. They are too hard to season correctly. I can see where he’s coming from.
I love how simple hard boiled eggs can be. Just boil them and leave them in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat them. They last up to a week, so they are quick for breakfast and snacks.
Now, I just have to get my husband to like them a little bit more … so I don’t have to make two separate breakfasts in the mornings.
I discovered these hard boiled eggs soaked in black tea and soy sauce. I thought I would give it a try. My first test went unsuccessfully. I had too much soy sauce in the mix and resulted in a really salty egg.
My second test was a lot lighter and resulted in needing more salt when eating them. I think I figured out the perfect recipe. Of course, you can adjust the soy to your preference.
I loved that the white soaked up the tea flavor, as well as the star anise and soy sauce. I think you can get pretty creative with flavoring these eggs.
|Tea Week 2015: Black Tea Soy Sauce Soaked Eggs|
- 6 hard boiled eggs
- 1 Tbsp loose leaf black tea
- 1 empty tea bag
- ½ cup warm water, plus more for covering the eggs
- 2 star anise pods
- 4 Tbsp soy sauce
- Place loose leaf tea into tea bag. Seal tightly.
- Place into warm water and let steep.
- Add star anise and soy sauce.
- Lightly tap eggs on hard surface and crack all over. Do not peel the eggs.
- Place eggs into storage container and pour tea/soy sauce mixture over top.
- Cover with more water.
- Cover and place container in the refrigerator overnight to let the tea/soy sauce soak in.
- Remove eggs and rinse shell if needed.
- Carefully peel the shells and a beautiful design should appear.
I also love the cracked egg pattern on them. It really makes the eggs look marbled. They would be great for a twist on deviled eggs.
I hope my husband is willing to give these eggs a try. They are much more flavorful than the hard boiled eggs.