Deviled Eggs

Let me say it again, I love eggs.  I can’t remember a holiday function or a large family dinner without deviled eggs.  Maybe my family is alone in the egg love, but I don’t think so.  Deviled eggs make a fantastic hors d’ ouerves, an excellent nibble, the perfect bite whether you are Keto-ing or protein-ing or simply eat-ing.  Everyone always gravitates to the deviled eggs.

Let’s take a minute to talk about hard cooking eggs.  I’m old school.  I have an electric egg cooker the Hunka-hunka and I received as a wedding present 50 years ago.  It’s been amazing.  I’m a firm believer in not owning single use appliances, but don’t be touching my egg cooker!  I’ve been reading different ways to cook eggs.  Yesterday I even read about baking them in the oven.  I know, shut up!  Supposedly all you have to do is place them on a rack over a jelly roll pan and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  I’ve not tried this method, but I will some day.  My egg cooker will cook 8 eggs at a time, resulting in 16 deviled eggs.  This is typically an ample amount.  If not, I use the Ina Garten method.  I put a single layer of eggs in a large kettle, cover with water, set it on the burner on high.  When it comes to a boil, put the lid on, turn off the heat, but leave it on the burner for 15 minutes.  Run them under cold water.  I like letting my eggs totally cool before cracking.

I don’t understand the whole egg cracking problem.  I whack mine on one side, whack it on the other, roll it on the counter top and the top half of the egg shell goes one way and the bottom half the other.  Easy squeezy.  There are probably support groups if you need help.  Keep practicing is all I can suggest.

So let’s make a deviled egg.  Cut the egg in half lengthwise.  Scope out the yolks and place them in a bowl.  Mash them up with a fork.  Add the ingredients to the yolks and mix them up.  I’m not fancy,  I put the yolk mixture back into the egg white with a spoon.  I’m just not clever enough to master a piping bag.

and remember:  What defines us is how well we rise after falling.  Big kiss, Lynn

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