Saturday, December 25, 2010

The BEST tip I ever got from Blogland! (so far...)

Hi everyone-Merry Christmas! I think Deviled Eggs are a great side dish and are fun on a relish tray. But for years I've cursed having to peel them! The shell always stuck and the whites got all dinged up. Well at Easter one great lady posted this fantastic-NO FAIL-technique for perfect hard boiled eggs. Unfortunately I was new to blogging did not copy the name of her blog, *head hanging in shame*. I have shared this with others and all have had success, so, I'd like to share it with you!
Look at how pretty, "Mr. Demille, I'm ready for my close up"...
  1. Boil enough water in a big enough pot to cover the amount of eggs you want to make. 
  2. Carefully add the eggs to the boiling water one by one with a big spoon. (They will not crack.)
  3. Reduce the heat just a bit, you still want the water boiling but not crazy. I use #7 on my electric stove.
  4. Boil for 15 minutes.
  5. Drain hot water, and cover eggs with cold water. I pour the cold water off a couple times. 
  6. Drain water and refrigerate until ready to peel. Peel under running cold water and make your Deviled Eggs.
This is a simple tip but really makes life a lot easier!
May your days be merry and bright, and your Deviled Eggs not look a fright:@)

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  1. Great tip and actually I am making them for tomorrow. Glad I won't have to fight with 2 dozen eggs. Merry Christmas.

  2. That is a fantastic tip. I'm going to copy that! merry Christmas!

  3. THanks for the tip. I have had mixed bit of luck withhard boiled eggs. Merry Christmas to you and yours. And I wish you all the best in 2011.

  4. Awesome! Thanks for the tip. I love deviled eggs!

  5. I wish you and your family the best merry Christmas.....hugs and blessings, Flavia

  6. Thanks for the tip. I noticed someone's deviled eggs for Christmas included a sliced stuffed olive. It looked very festive! ;-)
    Merry Christmas to you, Lynn. ~ Sarah

  7. Oh, deviled eggs are delicious, and thanks for sharing your tip. Merry Christmas.

  8. That's a great tip. After boiling mine I shut of the heat and cover for 20 minutes. Pour off the hot water, add cold and ice cubes. The peel comes off really easily. I'm going to try it your way too. Have a wonderful day.

  9. Hello Lynn,
    great tip and the eggs look yummy. Love the last sentence of your post.Have a great time.
    Greetings, Johanna

  10. My foolproof method is to bring the eggs to a boil, immediately remove the pan from heat, cover and let sit for 20 minutes. Then I drain off the water and cover the eggs with cold water and ice cubes. Like you, I pour off the water several times. I let them sit until they cool off completely. I never experience the chemical reaction of the green tinged egg yolk with this method. Glad your method works for you, as well. :-)
    ~ Sue

  11. Merry Christmas to you too!!! I hope you have had a wonderful holiday. :)

  12. Thanks for this helpful instructions, Lynn. Hope you ahd a wonderful celebration of Jesus' birthday....Christine

  13. Well, I sure can't wait to try this technique because I have an awful time getting the shells off without gouging the eggs!
    Thanks for sharing the tip.

  14. Thanks for the great tip and for stopping by my post. Come visit any time. Cherry Kay

  15. Great tip! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Yup, made them the way you said and only one was stuck out of 24. Much better.

  17. No wonder I didn't see this Christmas Day!

    Sounds a lot like what I have done, but I am book marking this and will try next week!
    Thanks, L!


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