Friday, 4 July 2014

Perfect Eggs

I love eggs -scrambled, poached, in casseroles and my family's favorite, deviled.  Nothing is worse than trying to peel hard boiled eggs only to have them not peel cleanly for a smooth finish.  They look pockmarked.  I've read the the newer the egg the harder it is to peel. Or you want that perfect soft boiled egg only to have it come out to hard. However, I have one kitchen appliance that gives me perfect eggs every time.  It is my egg steamer.

I know it is probably cheating, but it is was worth the investment as I use it regularly.  It is so easy.  It can do up to seven eggs.  You fill the water cup depending on number of eggs and whether you want your egg soft, medium or hard boiled.  Using the other end of the cup you poke a small hole in one end of the egg.  You put the lid on and hit start.  The cooker makes perfect eggs every time.  It can even poach three eggs if you wish.  I wish it could do more, but I mostly use it for boiled eggs.

In keeping with the egg theme, below is my recipe for simple deviled eggs that are always popular and a requested recipe.  The trick to this recipe is personal taste.  As you go along adjust to taste if necessary.

Simple Deviled Eggs

Boil 8 eggs.  Cool in cold water for 10 minutes.  Peel.  Halve eggs lenghwise.  Scoop out yolk and put in mixing bowl.  

There may be a bit of yellow residue inside egg but that is okay.  The should look like this:

  Start by adding a half cup of mayo to yolks.  I often use lite.  Beat with mixer on high speed (this is one of the tricks of really good eggs).  This makes the egg filling really smooth.  Keep adding mayo by the spoonful ( one or three more) until the beaten eggs are really smooth with few lumps.  Add:

1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp of yellow mustard - dry or  regular
1 tsp of turmeric - yes turmeric- it is the secret ingredient
a couple dashes of hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste - few shakes of each

Remix until blended.  Spoon into egg halves.  I don't do the fancy piping.  Spooning works well.  Sprinkle with paprika.  

Let's it.  (I'll post pictures the next time I make them).  Everyone loves them.

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