Saturday, April 9, 2011

Boiled Eggs, Deviled Eggs, Easter Eggs

Posted by Chris Beason | Saturday, April 9, 2011 | Category: , , |

You can do alot with boiled eggs. Boiled Eggs by themselves, Deviled Eggs, Egg Salad, Eggs to chop up and use on your salad and of course, Easter Eggs! I've been making boiled eggs for years. While they tasted good, they weren't always pretty. A while back I figured out how to boil them and have the shell come off without taking big chunks out of my egg. So I figured with Easter coming up, it would be a good time to do a post on boiled eggs.

We had some friends over for hamburgers and since most everybody loves deviled eggs or stuffed eggs, whatever you want to call them, I made some to go with the burgers.

Put the eggs in a pan and fill it with enough cold water to cover the eggs.

Turn the burner on high. When the water starts to boil, turn the burner off and put a lid on the pan.

Set your timer for 15 minutes. Once fifteen minutes has passed, pour out the hot water and run cold water over the eggs.

Let the eggs sit for a few minutes to cool. Take an egg and tap it on the counter to crack the shell. Keep turning the egg and tapping it on the counter until the entire shell is cracked. Starting from the bottom of the egg, peel the shell.  I know there is no real top and bottom of an egg, but if you look at an egg the pointy side would be the top. Carefully slide your thumb between the membrane attached to the shell and the egg.

The shell should start sliding off. Once the shell is removed, rinse the egg off just to make sure no small pieces of shell are still on the egg.

You can see not all my eggs came out perfect, but for the most part they look pretty good! I actually let them sit in hot water a little longer than 15 minutes. Before I snapped this picture, my husband came by and grabbed an egg. I told him I didn't mind him eating an egg, but why couldn't he have eaten one of the ugly ones!

Now for the deviled egg part. Hold the egg in your hand and cut it in half. I use a butter knife, just to be on the safe side.

Put the yolk in a small bowl. It will pop out by gently pushing on the back of the egg with your thumb.

Depending on how many eggs you make will determine how much mayonnaise to add. I started with a tablespoon and ended up adding a little more. You can use a fork to mash the yolks and mix in the mayonnaise, but I used my electric mixer.

My husband doesn't like pickles, otherwise I would have added some pickle relish. Instead I added a little bit of pickle juice. Also, I use real mayo, so if you use salad dressing (Miracle Whip) you can skip adding the pickle juice if you're not adding pickles or relish.

Add pickle relish or pickle juice and a little bit of salt and pepper and stir it in. If you're not sure how much to add, add a little then taste it. You can always add more, but you can't take it out once it's been added.

Take a teaspoon and fill the middle of the eggs.

See you can't even tell which ones were the ugly ones! At this point, my husband came by and snagged another egg and I couldn't help but eat one myself.

Currently have 1 comments:

  1. Hi Chris,
    If you use "older" eggs, then you can easily peel them without any problem. If you know ahead of time, you can buy the eggs the week before.

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