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favor-“ette”: heart-shaped egg

How about starting a loved one’s Valentine’s Day with this?

heart shaped egg

My dear friend Emily sent me the link to this tutorial on how to make a heart-shaped egg, and guess what? It’s so easy!

Here’s what you need:

heart shaped egg

1 peeled hard boiled egg* – this will work best on a freshly boiled egg that’s still warm; a cold egg might crack.
1 round chopstick (if you only have square chopsticks you can use a metal skewer inserted in a straw instead)
A stiff piece of  v-shaped cardboard (a milk or juice carton works great)
2 rubber bands

Place your peeled egg in the center of the cardboard. Put the chopstick on top and secure it to the ends of the cardboard with your rubber bands, as shown. The chopstick should be pressing into the egg enough to make an impression, but not so hard as to crack it.

heart shaped egg

Let the egg sit for 10 minutes and remove it from the cardboard. You can cut it in half or use an egg slicer for multiple (thinner) slices.

heart shaped egg

Serve at breakfast to rave (and loving) reviews!

heart shaped egg

Happy Valentine’s Day all! xo

* How to hard boil an egg: place your eggs in a single layer in a saucepan, and fill with enough cold water to cover by 1-2″. Bring to a boil,  remove from heat  and cover. Let sit for 15 minutes and drain, running the eggs under cold water till cool enough to handle.

6 Comments

  1. Lisa on February 14, 2013 at 1:01 am

    I LOVE this, Sheri! Now I’m thinking I should get up extra early tomorrow morning, so I can surprise Dave with heart-shaped eggs for breakfast. Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

    • sherisilver on February 14, 2013 at 8:01 am

      Yay! To you too Lisa – lots of love! xoxoxo

  2. Meg on February 14, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I made this for breakfast today!

    • sherisilver on February 14, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      Yay! Easy, right! Happy Heart Day my friend! xo

  3. Christa the BabbyMama on February 18, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I’ve seen molds for this (and other, weirder, shapes) but I had no idea you could DIY it!

    • sherisilver on February 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      So there you have it!!!

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