Confession: Until a few weeks ago I couldn’t boil eggs. That’s right, I had no problem cooking more complicated meals and baked goods but hard boiling an egg eluded me every time. I have Googled “how to boil an egg” and asked others for advice, and I was still ending up with eggs with bright yellow, rubbery, uncooked centers – not ideal, and definitely not what you want when you are trying to make deviled eggs. Pathetic.
One day I was trying yet again to boil an egg by following some instructions I found online. I sort of forgot about my egg and let it boil longer than the instructions said. I panicked a little and thought I had ruined it again, but it actually turned out perfect. Surprise! I had figured out how to boil an egg! Here’s my method: put eggs in a pot, cover with water, put pot on the eye, bring to a boil, boil 10 minutes, remove. 10 minutes people! All the websites said like 1 minute then let sit or 5 minutes. No wonder mine were never done. Once I remove the eggs from the heat, I immediately pour out the hot water and cover the eggs with cold water. I let it sit until that water has warmed up, pour it off, pour on more cold water, and repeat as many times as necessary until my eggs have cooled.
So there you have it. And guess what? That’s not even my Works for Me Wednesday tip – you got a freebie!
Now that I can successfully boil eggs I can make one of my favorite foods to take to parties – deviled eggs! Excited about this, I volunteered to make deviled eggs for Julie’s baby shower. I had heard people say that an easier way to get the filling back in the eggs is to pipe it in (like you would icing on a cupcake) rather than try to spoon it in and get it neatly back into the little hole, so I gave it a try. Let me tell you – so much easier and neater!
Once I made my filling I just put it in a Ziploc baggie, cut off the tip, then squeezed the filling into the eggs. This totally works for me!
Yay for easy deviled eggs!
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