For minimal effort, molded eggs can add a hefty load of cute factor to your bento. They also look nice on party platters
– if you have a steady hand, you can make the most unique deviled eggs known to mankind.
Molded eggs also are a great way of encouraging reluctant young'uns (and older ones) to eat eggs in their most healthy form. The poor egg has gotten a bad reputation over the years as the yolk contains cholesterol. All that bad press neglects the fact that an egg (with all that yolk) is almost a perfect food
– eggs contain the highest quality source of protein available, as well as almost every essential vitamin and mineral needed by humans. Eggs are considered nutrient-dense because they provide more nutrients than calories to your diet. The minimal amount of cholesterol found in an egg isn't the problem anyway
– it's all the butter and fat that they're usually cooked in. Ok. Let me get down from my Egg Soapbox.
I own 3 molds (bear, heart, and star) that I purchased from The Bento Store. There are other shapes available, including cube, fish, rabbit, car, bear, and even Hello Kitty herself. Just poke around online and in Asian stores.
The instructions below show how I make my molded eggs (there are different ways to do it, but this works for me). It's a simple process really. Most people just can't believe it's possible. :)
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