Mother Earth News always gives me so many ideas and the December 2013/January 2014 issue was no exception. Tons of information about growing sweet potatoes, sourdough bread recipes, and my personal favorite, a great article about moveable greenhouses. So I was not surprised to read a little note from a reader published in the back concerning hard boiled eggs.
I was surprised, however, that her advice actually worked.
Kerry Wellington from Maine wrote about how she makes hard boiled eggs: steam them for 30 minutes, chill them for 3 and then peel. She states that "The shells will fall right off!"
Yep, they did. And I was ecstatic.
|You don't see that every day.......|
But I had to make a plate of deviled eggs for a superbowl party and I remembered reading this little gem of wisdom in Mother Earth News. I tried it and it worked perfectly. I had the best looking peeled eggs around. No missing chunks, no pits, no stressful peeling resulting in tossing half the eggs and a little light cursing in the kitchen.
I was so thrilled that I decided to go all the way and use a sandwich bag with a little corner cut off the bottom to fill the eggs. (something I had only read about but never tried - hey, who wants to spend time making the filling look nice when the eggs look hideous!)
A few shakes of paprika later and I had a very nice looking superbowl snack table plate ready to go.
Unfortunately, I was not. The little girl is running a fever of 101.2 and she and I are spending the night on the couch watching a Downton Abbey marathon and making children's advil. Roy, the deviled eggs and the little man went to the party.
I am awaiting the report of the egg comments......