Hard-Boiled Eggs as Handwarmers

Written by Dan. Added on January 23, 2006.

The Scoutmaster suggested we make hard-boiled eggs in the morning (while cooking breakfast) at the Klondike Derby. He said they’d retain their heat well and that if we each took two—one for in each pocket—they’d work well as handwarmers for a while, and then be a nice mid-morning snack. We thought it was a good idea, so added a few dozen eggs to the shopping list.

In the morning we got a pot of water on the stove. After it was boiling we could drop our eggs in to cook. But it was too cold! The water never came to a boil. We dropped the eggs in anyway and left them cook for a very long time, not knowing if they would cook through (or even at all).

Just before the opening ceremony we each took two eggs and put them in our pockets. I often reached in to warm my hands up, and eventually felt daring enough to crack it open: it was cooked through—and tasted great!

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