Friday, April 1, 2011

Creamy Deviled Eggs

Easter is still a while away, but we are going to have alot of hard-boiled eggs to deal with.  I finally found the perfect way to boil the eggs:
Place your eggs in a pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch.
Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then cover, remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes.
Drain, cool in ice water and peel.
Perfect every time!

I still haven't solved the problem of peeling them.  Some peel right off and others don't.  I tried rolling them around in the pot with the ice water to crack the shells.  I tried peeling them while running them under water.
Cracking them on the counter and rolling them - can someone help?  If I get one that's really messed up, I just add the white to the yolk mixture - it gives you extra filling.  I also read a tip about centering the yolks.  You know how they come out sometimes, the yolk is toward the side of the egg (as you can see above) and the wall is very thin to hold the filling.  Twenty-four hours before boiling the eggs, wrap a rubber band around the carton to hold it shut.  Rest the carton on its side in the fridge.  They yolks will be perfectly centered.  I'm going to try this.  I know, I know, this is alot of drama about a hard-boiled egg - so on with the recipe.

Mash 6 hard-boiled egg yolks, 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon each mustard, Worcestershire sauce and white wine vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, some hot sauce and salt.  Dust the whites the paprika, then fill with the yolk mixture.
Top with dill pickle

If you are bringing deviled eggs for parties, put the eggs in small muffin liners so they arrive intact.  The liners make them easy to pick up and serve.  I love the way my pictures came out with the pastel liners and placement, so I'm showing all three.  Perfect for the Easter table!

~Adapted from Food Network Magazine


  1. So Pretty I love these ... you did a great job making something simply elegant~

  2. We are deviled egg lovers here. And you know, I haven't made them in a while. You have inspired me Patti. I need to do this. I am the worst at peeling them. I have been giving some advice, and like you, it works for a couple of the eggs but not all of them. Wonder if anyone has any good suggestions...

  3. Hi.. Im happy to be, this is your second blog and Im also a follower.Both of your blogs are really great!

  4. Great idea using cupcake liners for those eggs. I stopped by from UBP11 and now I'm following you. :-) You should absolutely join me for Vintage Recipe Thursday. I'm also trying to preserve old recipes and history. Come by my blog for dessert and a giveaway. I host recipes on Mondays and Thursdays too.

  5. Patti, I think I found a trick a little while back that seems to work for me so far. I was told by a co-worker to run cool water over the boiled eggs. Then stick them in the fridge overnight to cool completely. Since I started doing that this summer, it really has work. I did it twice with a lot of success. Hope that helps. If not - it's all my fault..LOL

  6. @The Country Cook

    Thanks Brandie, I'm going to make 1/2 dozen today and try this method!

  7. Hi Patti
    Newcomer to,your blog. Inspired by the recent American idol "gobbling" devilled eggs on stage the other week, I looked at the "how to " and seems easy. Sharing a tip on peeling hard cooked eggs, just add bicarbonate soda in the water when you boil the eggs.. No exact measurements, for me 6 eggs, I throw in 1/2TBSP bicarbonate soda into the water with the eggs. Hope the tip,works for you!


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