When I was brainstorming things to highlight for Egg Month, I asked myself, "What is the most un-Samin thing I could possibly do?"
The answer was obvious: sous vide. Cooking in plastic--not really my thing. But a good slow-cooked egg, now that's something I can get behind. Since eggs conveniently come packaged in a water-resistant shell, there's no need for plastic when cooking them sous vide. In fact, there's no vide, really. Just sous eau, I suppose.
So I wrote an email to the good folks at Nomiku, asking if they'd contribute a machine for me to give away. They wrote back in five minutes, responding with a hearty YES!
They sent me a unit, to mess around with, and then give away. And I can say in all honesty that it's going to be hard for me to send it off. It's pretty amazing...small, easy to use, intuitive. It's a thing of beauty.
I confess, I haven't reinvented the wheel or anything--mostly I've just been cooking the eggs a few at a time, then adding them to brothy soups, or poaching them to serve over my usual dinner of rice and vegetables. It's pretty amazing to take an egg in the shell to work, and then crack it into my lunch, all ready to go with a perfectly cooked yolk. I'll post a few tips later this week, but in all truth, you can't really do better than Kenji's thorough guide over at Serious Eats.
So, to be eligible to win this thoroughly un-Samin, and extraordinarily exciting, kitchen thingamabob, just post a photo, recipe, link, or anything else egg-related to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and use the #EggMonth hashtag. I'll announce the winner on April 1st!
Thanks to the amazingly generous and friendly people at Nomiku for their willingness to collaborate with a snotty naysayer. Without them, this final giveaway would probably be an empty egg carton...I'm coming close to being egged out.
And the winner of last week's prize--the pasta machine and cookbooks from Ten Speed Press, is @thedaleyplate! Get in touch with me at ciao (at) saminnosrat (dot) com, and I will send you your prize!