When I first saw this dinosaur shaped egg mold I very nearly squealed with excitement.
How cool is a breakfast that’s shaped like a brontosaurus??
If your answer is DUDE THAT ROCKS then we’re probably on the same page about this.
The pictures below show my journey of eventual success. It wasn’t overly successful the first time I did it, but it only took a couple of tries. And, you know, I could still eat the mistakes. So no biggie.
Anyway, here are my tips:
- Grease the pan AND the mold with nonstick spray.
- Separate the eggs whites and yolks ahead of time in separate little bowls.
- Try to hold down the mold with a spatula or something while you pour in the egg, so that it doesn’t leak out from underneath.
- Make sure the pan is hot when you pour in the egg and cover it as it cooks (like with a pan lid) so that the top of the eggs cook as well.
- Move the entire mold with the cooked eggs to the plate and remove the mold from the eggs on the plate instead of in the pan.
- Practice it a couple of times before you attempt to serve it to children.
Mine might not be quite as pretty as the example picture from the manufacturer, but I was totally happy with the results.
Next up? Pancakes!
You can get the Eggosaurus on Amazon, but beware: the prices tend to fluctuate. You really shouldn’t pay more than ten bucks for this, but I haven’t really searched for it anywhere else. I actually bought mine from ModCloth, but they don’t carry it anymore. If you find it anywhere else, please let me know!