Gemperle Farms Secrets on “How to Hard Boil an Egg” for your Favorite Deviled Egg
We’ve all had it happen to us before. I boil eggs to make an egg salad or a deviled egg recipe for a family get-together, but find the hard shell difficult to peel. The shell is poking our hands, it’s crumbling on the cutting board, and worse yet, the pretty hard-boiled egg develops craters and cracks as we struggle to get the shell off. What a mess! And the pretty platter of deviled eggs for our party? Looks more like a candidate for a Pinterest Fail.
Well things are about to change– Let Gemperle Family Farms show you how to hard boil an egg, a perfect, easy to peel hard-boiled egg for Deviled Eggs. We will even give you a great Deviled egg recipe to try out at your next party.
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So I am going to share with you several tips on how to have the most beautifully smooth hard boiled eggs to add to your favorite recipes, or better yet try some of the fun recipes at Gemperle.com
Tip #1– Make sure your eggs are not too fresh. Yep. You heard it right. Fresh eggs are hard to peel. Make sure your eggs are at least are 7-10 days old. The air sack on the inside of an older egg gets larger as the egg breathes which helps it separate from the egg shell.
Tip #2–to get a perfect yellow egg yolk without a grey green ring, cool your eggs quickly after you boil them and be sure not to overcook them. This will also make sure the eggs don’t come out chewy. We prefer the ice bath method.
Tip #3– peel your eggs right after they are cooled. The egg will have contracted slightly in the shell and it should come off smoothly.
Tip #4 – Your hard-cooked eggs should be refrigerated within two hours of cooking and used within one week. When eggs are boiled, the protective coating is washed away leaving pores in the shell open for bacteria to enter – so remember to promptly cool and refrigerate so your eggs are fresh and tasty!
Here are some simple directions, including our secrets tips, on how to hard boiled an egg, and better yet an easy to peel egg:
- Place the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan covered by 1-2 inches of cool water.
- Heat over high heat until it boils
- Remove from heat and cover. Let the eggs stand in the hot water about 12-15 minutes.
- Drain the water and run cool water over the eggs until completely cooled. Better yet, place in an ice bath of 1/2 water and ½ ice.
So now you have all the ammunition you need to make your favorite deviled eggs. Here is a basic, yet tried-and-true recipe from us to you:
You will need:
- 12 eggs
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons vinegar
- 2 teaspoons mustard
- ¼ teaspoon salt
First, peel the hard-cooked eggs, and cut in half lengthwise.
Then, remove yolks and place them in a small bowl.
Next, mash these egg yolks with mayonnaise and stir in mustard and vinegar to taste.
Then, fill egg white halves with the yolk mixture and refrigerate until serving.
Finally, sprinkle a bit of paprika on top or a few chopped chives.
If you want to get creative you can also add a bit of bacon, horseradish or chopped herbs to your yolk mixture.
Delicious! Your Family and Friends will think so too. To try some great variations to this simple recipe, please visit us at the Gemperle Family Farms recipe section of our website at Gemperle.com.
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