how to boil eggs {the 1st step to fabulous deviled eggs}

hard cooked eggsno really… there’s an art to it
{plus I can’t nearly well tell you how to make deviled eggs unless you know how to boil the eggs}

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How To Boil Eggs
Place the eggs in a single layer in a 3 qt saucepan and cover with about 1-inch of water & bring them to a rolling boil over high heat. Cover them with the lid, turn off the heat, and let them stand 7 minutes. Remove the lid and drain in a colander. Place the eggs back into the 3 qt saucepan and shake it good so they crack all over then peel them under cool running water. Rinse off any tiny bits of cracked shells and plunge them into an icy water bath to stop the cooking process.

How To Make Deviled Eggs
{you’re ready to proceed w/ a southern pot luck staple}

Small Batch Deviled Eggs

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{testing notes}

the number of eggs you choose to boil is neither here nor there…
this method will work for 3 eggs or 9
it doesn’t matter how many you want to boil
just make sure the eggs fit in your saucepan in a single layer

how to boil eggs

what’s a rolling boil?
look for bubbles over the entire surface like this

shell shock
do not shock the eggs in ice water before you peel them
that’s a sure fire way to ensure the shells aren’t going to budge

how do i achieve smooth eggs… ummm, crater-free
the key to a perfectly smooth, peeled egg is separating the membrane from the egg
cracking & peeling them while they’re still a little warm
under the cool water will help you achieve this

perfect boiled eggs

i wasn’t planning on serving green eggs & ham… what gives?
green rings appear on overcooked eggs
by pulling the eggs off the heat at 7 minutes
they continue to cook while you’re peeling them… until you shock them

hot! hot! hot!
{help}
if you don’t have numb fingertips like i do
you can run a little cool water over the eggs once cracked so they’re easier to handle

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5 Responses to how to boil eggs {the 1st step to fabulous deviled eggs}

  1. Virginia Kracke Peelen February 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    I am going to make Food and Wine’s chicken goulash with biscuit dumplings – all time winner of one dish meals-for an International Dinner. Had a heck of a time finding Hungarian hot paprika in Dothan ,Al. Love, aunt Virginia

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