BBQ enthusiasts, now you've tried smoked eggs (here's how), it's time to turn those farm fresh free range eggs into grilled eggs.
Take advantage of the glowing coals on your summer BBQ and instead of hard boiling your eggs for salads, simply put them straight on the grill and cook them in their shells, saving you time and adding that all important extra flavour. Here's how:
How to Make Grilled Eggs
1. Place raw eggs in their shell on the grate over a gentle fire.
2. Give them 3 to 4 minutes per side on the grate, turning carefully with tongs. They should be done in 6 to 14 minutes - depending on how you like your yolks.
3. Like hard-boiled eggs, grilled eggs will continue to cook once removed from the heat, so place them in an ice bath for a few minutes to stop the cooking and prevent a grey ring around the yolk.
Alternatively, you can also barbecue eggs in a muffin pan. Don’t forget to spray the pan with cooking oil before cracking an egg into each hole. Simply place the pan over a medium high grill for about two minutes or longer depending on how runny you like your yolks.
How to Eat Grilled Eggs
Use your grilled eggs as you would usually use hard boiled, whether in salads or whole, but benefitting from the extra smoky tones.
Or, look for to the Vietnamese tradition, where grilled eggs are often served peeled, quartered, and wrapped in lettuce leaves with chiles, mint, and bean sprouts. Here's the recipe.
Eggs make a great foil to lots of other foods and are at their best in combination with complementary flavours. This classic niçoise salad pairs hard boiled eggs with Mediterranean favourites such as tomatoes, tuna and olives. Perfect for a party, devilled eggs are the ideal finger food and can be filled with a range of creamy toppings containing paprika, capers, avocado and herbs.