Very short post to go with my Easy Japanese Onigiri post.
Another super healthy school snack is hard boiled eggs. My kids love them! Sometimes they prefer to be given them in the shell and sometimes peeled. Other times they request a 'car' or a 'fish'.
These 'egg molds' are available at most Japanese style stores - in HK this includes Japan Home Store and Justco $12 Living Plaza, but sometimes in the local supermarkets too.
I recommend organic eggs, and choosing the smallest eggs in the carton for the molds - you can see what happens to the larger eggs in the car crash in the photo.
We also always bring hard boiled eggs with us when we travel - but in the shell. They are easy to pack and provide a nutritious snack for plane rides and picnics.
- Boil organic eggs until very hard boiled
- Prepare a large bowl of ice water
- When eggs are done boiling, immediately immerse them in ice water - this makes them easier to peel (really!)
- Pick a small egg out as soon as it is cool enough to touch, and peel it
- Put it in the mold, and then immerse the mold in the ice water too.
- You want to leave the egg in the mold until it is really cold so the egg holds shape - I often put them in the fridge over night.
- The next day, pack two hard boiled eggs for school snack - one with a fun shape, and one in the shell.