Kitchen Hacks

Show Someone You Care with Heart-Shaped Hard-Boiled Eggs

February 12, 2018

Have you ever wanted to eat a boiled egg shaped like a heart? No? Well, regardless, now you can. And I’m here to show you how. I happened upon this odd but ingenious YouTube video that shows users just how to go about molding your hard-boiled egg into the shape of a heart.

Heart-boiled egg, anyone?

The process, it seems, is simple enough. All you need is an egg, a strip of card stock, a chopstick, and two rubber bands. To begin, fold your strip of card stock hot-dog-bun style, so it makes a shallow canoe. Then take a freshly boiled and peeled hard-boiled egg (I’d recommend a 10-minute boil or longer, so that the yolk fully sets) and place it longways in the basin of the card stock. Lay your chopstick along the egg so it slightly indents into the egg and secure the whole thing together with a rubber band at each end. For clearer instructions, watch the video below:

I love them! I’d slice one in half and eat it as it, or decorate a salad with them. Or present one to a friend as a token of my eggy gratitude. Happy Valentine’s Day, lovebirds!

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Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.