Making hard Boiled Eggs in the office!
What do you do when a co-worker brings in farm fresh eggs to share in your office? Well SOME people wait until they get off at 5 and go home and than cook them... But then there are those of us who can't wait to enjoy a fresh cooked Breakfast with out leaving the office. If you are one of the later, this egg is for you!
1 lid to a 100 CD-R spindle
Thumb tack of paper clip
1 Dozen farm fresh eggs
Water from drinking fountain or water cooler
Various free condiments from McDonalds to taste..
Yes you CAN cook eggs in a microwave! Don't let other websites tell you wrong! All you need to do is relieve the pressure so they don't explode... No we are not going to give them back massages, we are going to poke holes on there tops.
Wash your eggs. You will want to clean all the nasty farm fresh poop off them, especially since we will have holes in there ends. We don't want to get salmonella here! We wash our eggs in the bathroom down the hall. Beware you may get some funny looks from the regular patrons. Also don't forget to wash the egg holder, we will be putting our cooked eggs in that later...
Now here is the important part. Poking pressure release holes in the eggs. Use a thumb tack or paper clip for this part, one hole is plenty.
Notice the tack...
Put the eggs in a container of some sort to boil them in, we used a CD-R spindle lid, they are readily available, cheap, and seem to be microwave safe. Free cups from the water cooler and those boring meeting that have free coffee work great also!
Cook them! Put them in the microwave on High for the appropriate time and let them cook. (Times may vary depending on make and model)
10 to 15 minutes
Medium-cooked eggs: 15 to 20 minutes
Hard-cooked eggs: appx. 20 to 26 minutes
Rinse the Eggs in cool water. Put them in the sink of your bathroom for 10 min with cold water running over them.
Cooked eggs fresh from the Microwave!
ENJOY! There you have it, farm fresh hard boiled eggs in the office! Now is where your office scavenging instincts will have came to pay off, salt them with the salt packets you scarfed up from the local McDonalds, and spice it up even more with a little hot sauce left over from Taco Bell.
Storage: Hard-cooked eggs in the shell can be refrigerated up to one week. Out of the shell, they should be used immediately.
Tips: To tell if an egg is hard-cooked or raw, place the egg on its side and spin it evenly on a level surface; if it wobbles, it is raw.
A pleased office dweller enjoying his egg in the privacy of his own cubical...
If you have your own office recopies or tips and tricks, share them with us! email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!