Eggs are one of the most versatile foods imaginable. They can be cooked in tons of different ways, eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and go with just about anything. Most of us have hard-boiled and scrambled eggs before, but have you ever thought about combining the two?
That looks pretty good, doesn't it? But it's not exactly the kind of scrambled and hard-boiled eggs combo I'm referring to. And thankfully, this isn't what I'm talking about either...
No, even though balut may look like a scrambled mess inside of an egg (yuck!), I'm talking specifically about what's called a "Golden egg", which you can see below.
Instructables user ATTILAtheHUNgry spent some time in Japan and learned the art of scrambling an egg without cracking the shell. His process doesn't require much—a raw egg and one leg from a pair of stockings—but you'll probably have to practice a few times to get it right.
If you succeed, this is what you'll end up with:
Start by placing the egg inside the stocking, right in the middle. Grab each end and twist it 20-25 times, then pull the ends tight so it spins. Repeat this about ten times.
If you want to be sure you did it right, take the egg into a dark room and hold a flashlight to it. If the egg looks yellow, it's not scrambled yet. When it's done properly, the egg should glow a bright red color.
To cook, just put the eggs in a pot with just enough water to cover them, then bring it to a boil for about 6 minutes. When they're done, throw them in an ice bath to stop them from overcooking.
When it comes time to peeling, I recommend the "non-peeling" method, because special eggs deserve special attention.
Of course, you don't have to hard boil them—you can cook your scrambled eggs any way you please. Check out ATTILAtheHUNgry's tutorial for more details and some more ideas for what to do with them.