Spiderweb Eggs

Friday, October 30, 2009

When I first saw this recipe I was skeptical that this simple method would actually work. It seemed too good to be true that just cooking and cracking eggs in blueberry water would create a spiderweb effect. In fact, I got out black food coloring the first time I tried it, thinking to add it to the water when Martha's technique didn't work out as promised. However, the eggs came out great. To ensure you also have success, I have provided a few tips I learned in my process: Blueberry juice stains...a lot. So you should not let your kids help with this recipe. Add gentle cracks all around the egg (about three should do it) so if one crack doesn't have that amazing spiderweb look, when you turn the egg over, another crack will!

Serves: 12 eggs
Start-to-Finish: 2 hours
Recipe By: Martha Stewart


1 dozen large eggs
8 cups water
2 cups frozen blueberries
sea salt and pepper, for serving


1. Place eggs in single layer in a large saucepan, and cover with cold water and blueberries.
2. Bring to a boil.
3. Boil for 1 minutes; remove pan from heat.
4. Cover; let stand for 15 minutes.
5. Using a slotted spoon, remove eggs and place on several layers of paper towels.
6. Lightly crack shell on one side with the handle of a whisk or wooden spoon.
7. Transfer egg to medium bowl.
8. Repeat with remaining eggs and then pour all of the cooking liquid on top of the cracked eggs.
9. Place bowl in the refrigerator and let cool completely.
10. Carefully peel shells from eggs.


Irene Tan said...


Fun Mom!! said...

Hi Amber. Do you blog anymore? Going to miss you this Saturday. Wish you were here... Aunt Linda

Fun Mom!! said...

Amber, check out our family recipe blog. If you want to put in a recipe, let me know. Love Ya, Aunt Linda!