How To Steam Eggs In 20 Minutes

Using my steamer is the best thing to happen to my ketogenic food preparation ever! Learning how to steam eggs perfectly in twenty minutes without burning down the house or undercooking them has made my life so much easier.  I no longer worry about cooking them too long or not quite long enough and having runny centers. Once you master steaming eggs in your electric steamer, you won’t go back to boiling them. It is so much easier!

The great thing about cooking eggs in your steamer is that you can prepare a dozen of them at a time and then just chill them in the refridgerator until you are ready to use them. Steamed eggs can be used in any recipe that calls for boiled eggs. You can eat them as a snack or serve them up with veggies in a salad.

Step 1 – Fill the Water Reservoir

This is essential to get your steamer to work properly. If you don’t fill the water reservoir, your eggs won’t cook! Vital to your success with steaming eggs!

Step 2 – Plug in Your Electric Steamer

You’ve got to have electricity going to your steamer, so make sure that it is plugged in before turning that knob.

Step 3 – Place Eggs in Your Steamer

Make sure that you put the eggs in the steamer. Remember, if you leave them in the refridgerator, they won’t cook! You will still have runny eggs.

Step 4 – Turn it On and Set the Timer

Luckily for me, my steamer has this feature combined into one. All I have to do to make steamed eggs is turn the knob. Set it for twenty minutes. This will be plenty of time for the steamer to properly heat up the eggs and cook them without creating a greenish yellow tint around the edges.

Step 5 – Let the Cool

This step is going to be the hardest because you are very anxious to eat your newly steamed eggs. However, if you peel them now, you may burn your fingers a bit. In fact, even after ten minutes of cooling, your eggs may feel a bit warm. If you want to speed up the cooling time, grab a few ice cubes and cold water and submerge your eggs in the icy water. This should cool them off enough to peel them within a minute or two.

That is it! You can now use your steamed eggs in wonderful egg salad recipes, deviled egg recipes, in cobb salads and as a high protein snack!  [easyazon_image align=”right” cart=”n” height=”500″ identifier=”B00519EDIA” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”mcurle08-20″ width=”382″]





8 thoughts on “How To Steam Eggs In 20 Minutes”

  1. Hi Melinda, Great article on how to steam eggs. I love to cook, so anything pertaining to food I love to read. Never thought of steaming eggs, but it’s a great idea. It seems to be a big project for many people to get that done right. But, you have solved our problem. Also, love that steamer, thanks Deanna

    1. It really isn’t difficult to hard boil an egg. Steaming and setting the timer just simplifies it. It makes it so that you can walk away from the kitchen and not worry about burning the house down. 

  2. I didn’t even think of using a steamer to cook eggs so thanks for that. I would just like to know if the yolks come out like hard-boiled eggs? I like mine soft boiled so if I like my white firm and my yolk soft, how long should I steam the eggs for?

    Great idea to do a lot and keep them in the fridge until you need them. How long can you keep in cooked form before they go off? Eggs are so good for you so I know I must try and incorporate them more into my diet.

    1. I don’t know how to get them soft-boiled in texture because I like them hard boiled. You’d have to test out the timing. I would start with five minutes. 

  3. Thank you for this review, Melinda. I’m so glad that I’m not the only one that isn’t successful in steaming my eggs! I cant wait to try this out with my sisters, especially now that my country is under the Movement Control Order. During this time, we really do have to cook in more often, and this article really do help! I love that you have very clear instructions and it is also accompanied by such a short and simple structure. It would be even better if you could include some pictures under your instructions, this will be even easier for us as viewers to follow through. All in all, it is such a great read and I’ve definitely learnt something new today. 

    1. Thanks for the advice. I’ll have to add some pictures of me steaming the eggs. It is pretty simple. What I like is that you can set it and forget it! 

  4. What I love about boiled eggs is their ease of preparing and versatility. You can have them as a quick breakfast if in a rush, a snack, or you can even include them in your dinner or any meal for that matter. Best yet, these take just minutes to cook, great for anyone running short on time. Back when I was a trainer, I’d often tell clients to boil eggs if they didn’t have time to prepare a full breakfast. Boil them the night prior then grab and go in the morning. 

    1. Eggs are so versatile. They can be breakfast, a snack, in an egg salad. Boiling them the night before works well too! 

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