Showing posts with label boiled eggs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label boiled eggs. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Out-of-the-Doghouse Egg Salad @LucyBurdette #recipe

Tonka is worried

LUCY BURDETTE: Ruh-oh, your husband invited company for lunch but there's not a cold cut or a can of tuna to be had in the fridge or the larder. He's in the dog house for sure...

Not to worry--yummy egg salad to the rescue! (This recipe makes 3-4 sandwiches, depending on how high you heap the filling.)



4 hard-boiled eggs
8-10 stuffed olives
1 heaping tablespoon fresh dill
1 heaping tablespoon mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Bring water with eggs to boil, turn this down to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Cool the eggs in the same pan.

Meanwhile, slice the olives, and snip the dill.

 Peel and halve the eggs and place them in a bowl with the olives and dill.

Mash with a pastry cutter until you like the texture.

Mix in mayo and mustard, add a couple twists of fresh black pepper. Serve on toast with a little salad or some fruit on the side for garnish.

Voila! Everybody's happy and it even looks like you were expecting them:).

 And John's out of the dog house--phew!


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Monday, April 2, 2012

Perfect Easter Eggs

Easter is upon us. At my house, that usually means spring asparagus and strawberries. Sometimes ham, sometimes lamb. Sometimes babka and/or coconut cake or cupcakes. So when I thought about what I might post today, it dawned on me that the one thing that shows up on my table every year, no matter what, is dyed Easter eggs. It's just not Easter without those wonderful, happy, colorful eggs. They're not difficult, of course. The dying instructions are on the back of every box of PAAS.

While this might make me sound duller than dirt, a group of my friends recently discussed how we cook hard-boiled eggs. No kidding. In the past I've managed cracked eggs, or eggs with that unsightly green ring around the yolk.  Or worst of all, eggs that cling to the peel so they end up looking like a mangled mess.  Today I thought I'd share the easy-peasy way to boil eggs -- that peel perfectly!

Hard-Boiled Eggs

Bring to boil
1. Place eggs in a pan large enough to accommodate them in a single layer if possible.  Cover them with water.

2. Bring them to a boil.  Don't walk away and let them keep boiling or boil too vigorously. It's not necessary and may result in cracked eggs.

Cover and let stand 20 minutes.
3. Leave them on the burner, but turn it offCOVER.

4. After 20 minutes, pour off the hot water and cover them with cold tap water.

SHOCK your eggs!
5. SHOCK them with ice.  This is the key to easy peeling.  Dump ice cubes on them and let them sit.

That's it.  How easy is that?  Perfect eggs every time.  Please note that I used brown eggs in the pictures, but you must use white eggs if you're going to color them.

The peels come off cleanly!

If you're feeling more adventurous, hop on over to my blog on Homemade Cadbury-Style Chocolate Eggs ( ). My tasters thought they tasted just like the real thing.

Happy Easter to all!

Now, can someone please tell me why blues and purples always look funky and don't dye evenly?