How to Scramble Hard Boiled Eggs Inside Their Shell ~ DIY Golden Egg
We love simple science experiments, especially ones involving eggs. Did you ever dream of finding a golden egg as a kid, or was that just me? Well, now’s your chance! I had no idea that the secret to a golden egg was a simple pair of stocking. Read on to find out just how easy it is to make a golden egg with your kids.
I’m excited to be teaming up with my good friend Nathan from Minnesota Cold for a fun series all about eggs. We are sharing “egg-citing” experiments and unique ways to color eggs. No traditional egg dye here!
First up…how to make a golden egg. Golden eggs are essentially an egg that has been scrambled before being boiled. The entire inside of the egg turns a solid yellow color. The effect is accomplished by rapidly spinning the raw egg around in a pair of stockings.
- A raw egg
- One leg cut from a pair of stockings
Now its time to scramble!
Slip the egg into the stocking and place it about half way between the toe and the opening. Grab the ends of the stocking, one end in each hand, with the egg suspended in the middle. Begin to twist the stocking around the egg. When it is fully twisted, pull the ends of the stocking apart quickly. The stocking should untwist itself, spinning the egg rapidly.
Repeat, repeat and repeat again. We spun ours over 20 times. Don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t work the first time. It took us 3 tries before we finally spun it enough to get a Golden egg. Hang in there, and keep spinning.
To check if your egg is properly scrambled, go to a dark room and shine a flashlight through your egg. An unscrambled egg will appear bright and yellow; while a scrambled egg will be a much darker red color (thats your golden egg).
Now that your egg is scrambled in the shell, its time to turn it into a golden egg. To make a perfect hard boiled egg, simple follow these simple instructions.
Tips and Tricks:
- If your stockings are too stretchy, then the egg won’t spin properly. We actually ended up using 2 stockings inside each other and then the egg inside both stockings. We found this helped to spin the eggs easier.
- Your Golden Egg is more fragile that a traditional egg. They have a tendency to crack while boiling. Heat the water slowly and turn off the heat once they are boiling. Follow this method for the …perfect hard-boiled egg….
- Hard-boiled Golden eggs are harder to peel than regular hard-boiled eggs. The thin membrane between the shell and a regular boiled egg is gone, making it harder to peel. To eat, simply cut the egg in half and dig it out with a spoon
Egg Experiments featured in the video:
These experiments were done in collaboration with Nathan from Minnesota Cold. A few of my favorite experiments that embrace the cold include blowing frozen bubbles, sledding on a frozen towel and jumping on a frozen trampoline.