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Saturday, May 07, 2005

devil made me do it...

It’s Egg-citing,
I got a cute book for my hubby and I for Christmas this year. Deviled Eggs: 50 Recipes from Simple to Sassy You see we both love deviled eggs, him especially. And I love making them… it’s like making a little present and getting to eat it too. So I thought a book like this might give me some inspiration and I might learn some new tricks.

Yesterday, during spring cleaning… I took the last 5 eggs from my 10 egg pack, (In Japan eggs are Not in dozens as they are base 10 metric here) and made some deviled eggs. I didn’t yet try the recipes from the book yet, but did a classic variation on my own normal recipe. I did however read the beginning of the book that gives a tried and true way to hard boil. Everyone has their own way, I know. But according to the American egg board….

You need to;
Put your eggs in the saucepan/ pot
add in cold water till about 1 inch over the top of the eggs
bring the eggs/ water to a boil and just as they start to boil turn off the heat, and cover the pot and wait for 15 minutes.
Then drain, and cool
Peel and devil.
technique with pictures

This makes the yolks light and fluffy, and very yellow- without the sulfur green. Very easy and nice to devil. I tried it and it really did work!

My eggs were deviled this time with mayonnaise, mustard powder, and a very nice grainy brown mustard. Plus sea salt and ground red and black pepper corns that I brought back from my last trip to spain.

Next time I will branch out and try some of the more unusal “sassy” recipes- like-
Spring time herb delights (made with various fresh herbs)
Blue Devils (have bacon and blue cheese)
And Satan’s skins- (pickled jalapenos, cheddar and chives)

This will be a fun summer picnic cookbook adventure.
And yes, my hubby has been enjoying the eggs. Time to go get another 10-pack! I think for my next book purchase on the topic of eggs I will try, The Good Egg: More Than 200 Fresh Approaches from Soup to Dessert

If you haven’t had enough egg-citement… you can find out some fascinating egg facts here too!

1 comment:

mom said...

just to let you know that I copied the "how to hard boil" and feel that I have just gotten my mom's way to do it ...