When I first wanted to learn how to blow an egg – the dark brown speckled eggs my Black Copper Maran princesses are laying are too gorgeous not to decorate with – I went to the great wide Internet for instructions. Whoa. On YouTube, there’s lots of people, speaking many different languages, sharing a multitude of strategies on how to blow an egg. I wasted the better part of a morning (like I frequently do) trying to find the best one.
I tried a needle and aspirater. Fail. I tried a drill bit and Dremel. Overkill, don’t ya think?
Then I ordered a Blas-Fix egg blowing kit on Amazon. It was $11 including shipping. And it was, well, ridiculously easy and kinda cool.
When I opened the box, I was totally skeptical. Two pieces, neither of which looked or felt very substantial. But I had ten eggs, a camera, and time on my hands. Ready, set go!
Put the tip of the drilling tool on the bottom of the egg. Twist back and forth. It takes a bit of pressure to get it going, but once it “grabs” and the hole starts it goes fast and easy. I blew the egg dust away from the hole while I was drilling.
Take a large needle (I found one from some failed craft project I started) and jab it up an down to break up the yolk inside.
Turn the egg hole-side down over a bowl. Insert needle into egg. Put your finger over the hole on the top of the pump. Press pump over and over until all the egg is out.
What to do with all those egg innards? Scramble with a fork, add bit of salt, scramble some more. Freeze. They’ll need to defrost in the refrigerator, so take them out of the freezer the day before you make french toast for the family.
Now to clean out the egg. Fill up the blower with water through the hole in the top.
Dry, hole side down.
Out of the ten eggs I started with, only one broke. Perfect little holes on every one!
And what did I do with those beautiful eggs? Still working on that. Check back – I’ll post the final product when I’m done!
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