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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

THE EGG AND I











Since I am on the subject of EGGS today,
I am wondering if you've seen the classic OLDEN movie....?
I've seen it several times over the years and always laugh my head off every time...
It's an old 1947 movie and if you LIKE the older classics,
I think you will just LOVE this one...
I tried a new (well, NEW for ME) way to cook my 
hard boiled eggs for
{{{{  DEVILED EGGS  }}}}
Start with cold water, barely covering the one-layer eggs.
Boil for 3 minutes..
remove from heat...
*this is where it was new for me..
I always gently boiled mine for 15 minutes.
THIS is what my mama said to do !!!
Cover and set your timer for 8 minutes....
and they SHOULD be just perfect HARD BOILED EGGS.
 BEING the skeptic that I am...
I had to TEST that first egg to MAKE SURE they were hard boiled...




 Sure peeled good...
BUT....is it DONE...?
DONE enuf for my Deviled Eggs...?
They have to be PERFECT as I am making this plate of eggs for
our home fellowship group weekly dinner.



YAY...
they ARE perfect...


(even if my photo ISN'T)
  







 The instructions said COOL in cold water...
 
CHECK...




For easy peeling, let eggs sit in the
cold bath for a few minutes....
Making Deviled Eggs is quite an experience...
you can get SO creative with your additions and tastes here.
Everyone has their favorite things to add to the yellow, fluffy yolks..
I like
CHEESE
DEVILED HAM
OR BACON BITS
A LITTLE HOT SAUCE
I don't care for onions in mine but do like the GREEN part chopped up and folded in...
PICKLES
MAYO
SALT AND PEPPER
just about whatever I decided to add at the time.
Seems my eggs are different every time I make them.
*
Would you kindly tell me what you put in YOUR deviled eggs?
Then, the next time I take them to my loving friends,
they will think I am a SUPER STAR of the KITCHEN. :))
Well, I WILL tell them where I got the fabulous ideas. :)
 We love Deviled Eggs...
and they are going to "go" great with 
BARBECUE SANDWICHES
chips and all the other good stuff.....
*shhhh... i hear thru the grapevine that there may be as
many as THREE desserts....yummmm
I hope you have a delicious day....
**
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33 comments:

Barbara F. said...

I love some cooked peeled shrimp chopped in with my yolks, or artichoke hearts (canned or frozen, thawed, well-drained), chopped up. Not the marinated kind. Some minced fresh chives, yum, and real mayo. xo,

Lori said...

Did you know that Williams Sanoma had a hard boiled egg timing gadget that you put in the bottom of the pan and it tells you when your eggs are hard boiled.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I learned to boil them for a minute and then take off the heat and cover with the lid and let them sit for thirty minutes and they are always perfect. I love deviled eggs. My son calls them angel eggs because he said nothing that good could be of the devil!

Zilly said...

And I like the picture of you're granddaughters-beautiful girl. Indeed you are blessed. You're also blessed with a great personality-wishing you a great summertimewith heart&soul: Sil.

Vee said...

This is exactly how I hard boil my eggs. It never fails. Now you're just making me want an egg salad sandwich in the worst way. (I like bread with my eggs.) I don't do anything too odd, some sweet relish, Miracle Whip, (for my eggs and not Hellman's mayo; the other way around for potato salad), a titch of mustard (not dry) and mixed in with the MW well. (The dressing has to be thoroughly incorporated before adding to the eggs.) Oh, I do enjoy a titch of minced onion, too. Why do I always wind up writing a post over here? ☺
Enjoy those deviled eggs!

Debby said...

My goodness I must be plain Jane. I use mayo, mustard and sprinkle with paprika......I must think outside the box next time.
On our news channel today they put raw eggs, in the shell of course, in their car for several hours. Then they cracked them and they were boiled perfectly just from the heat of the car. You might try that sometime, hah. It's too hot everywhere.

Linda Chapman said...

I LOVE 'The Egg and I.' I have read that book many, many times!! It always makes me laugh OUT LOUD!! Especially the bread baking part where Ma's bouncing beauties had just come out of the oven and made (?) can't remember her name in the book/movie - clutch hers to her breast and take them home!!
Priceless!!! I thnk I will pull itout and reread a few chapters....Thank YOU!!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I have seen "The Egg and I" several times. I love it and Claudette is wonderful in it and so are Ma and Pa Kettle! Cute movie :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I boil my eggs very close to yours. I put them in cold water, cover the pot. Let it reach boiling then immediately turn them off. Leave them covered in the hot water for 10 minutes exactly and them drain and set in a bowl of ice water until cool. Peel under cold running water. Perfect eggs without that ugly grey/green color around the outside of the yolk....

I love deviled eggs!

NanaDiana said...

Those look delicious. One day I made a dozen of them and my son ate most of them in one sitting. I did NOT take them to the gathering as I had planned. Kids like him make me realize why some mothers eat their young~

My daughter does her eggs this way too and told me about it a year or so ago...and now you know how long it has been since I made deviled eggs..because I haven't tried the method! Save me a couple, will ya? xo Diana

Red Couch Recipes said...

I never make them, though I think my kids would like them. I heard of that movie, but never watched it. Should put it on my Netflix list. Have a great day. Joni

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

One of my favorite things. Thanks for the tips and variations.

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

I'm happy to know that that method really works. I've read the directions before but it never seemed like enough cooking time. Deviled eggs are always a winner at any family gathering.

Kathleen said...

I never saw that movie! I will have to try and find it.
I tried a few diff methods at Easter for perfect boiled eggs. None were!
I bought a little gadget at WS, that tells you when they are perfect, it wasn't!
I have to go reread to see if your eggs were straight from the frig or not. I think it makes a diff! Yours look perfect!

Kathleen said...

You didn't say! So did you take them right from the frig and put them in the pot?

Sarah said...

Deviled eggs are such a treat! We served them here for the 4th of July and they went faster than we could put them out. Your's look delicious!

Pondside said...

We love deviled eggs too, but I never make them from the eggs from our own hens. When eggs are too fresh they won't peel, so I always buy a dozen from the grocer for my deviled eggs.
I loved The Egg and I and have watched it many times over the years. There was also one by the same writer called Onions in the Stew.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well..like yours, mine seem to be a bit different each time. I now have become addicted to the food processor. I do like a bit of onion in mine..some sweet pickles or sweet pickle relish tossed in mayonaise, a bit of spicy mustard, salt, fresh ground pepper. I process it until nearly smooth and then fill the eggs. I top them, like you do, with a bit of paprika. The hot sauce is a nice touch..or sometimes curry. But for the most part..I don't use curry for the family. They are in a rut and like them simple.

I loved the way you boiled the eggs and I must try it. Peeling thme sometime is a hassel...thanks for the tips! LOVED this post.

*Toppings such as bacon bits and olive slices are also great.
You are right about the bacon! Yum!

Sweet Tea said...

I like them the way my MIL makes them, with Miracle Whip, mustard, sugar, and a bit of pickle juice from the pickle jar. YUMMM!

I seldom make them because I don't like to peel the boiled eggs.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

For some reason, I do not like pickles in my deviled eggs. I do like spicy brown mustard, a little mayonnaise, and sour cream. Then I sprinkle with paprika. I like them simple :D

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

My boys like them the old fashioned way, just mayo and mustard. I'd love them with bacon or salmon:@)

Theresa said...

I don't make deviled eggs very often... they never turn out too good but I am saving this blog for when I make them:) My Aunt is the deviled egg maker at all of our gatherings! Your look yummy and it sure looks like the method worked perfectly!

Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

The White Farmhouse said...

Love deviled eggs! I am going to try out your way. Does look like it turned out perfect. I like honey mustard and cream cheese in mine. I am a wimp when it comes to hot sauce. I do also use smoked paprika. Love that stuff!

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

That sounds like a great method! I will try it next time I have to boil eggs :)

Julie Harward said...

These are such a treat, always, love them. As I cook my eggs, I hold one out on a spoon and count to 12, if it drys off by then, it is done! LOL ;D

Anonymous said...

Stuffed Eggs are a favorite in our family: Mayo (not too much..since we like the final product to be a bit stiff), Guldens spicy brown mustard, finely chopped celery, finely chopped green onion -both tops and some green, pickle relish (drain off the liquid),celery seed, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, a bit of tabasco, mix together...stuff the eggs and enjoy! The original recipe was in one of Susan Branch's cookbooks.
Helen

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I always boiled mine after the water came to a boil for 10 minutes and then soaked them in a cold water bath for 30 minutes for ease of peeling.

I'm gonna try it!! Thanks for the info BJ! You rock.

tammylovesdishes said...

BJ, I just tried this method and it worked perfectly, just as you said. I've already eaten one just as a plain ol' hardboiled egg and it was tasty.

I'll make my deviled eggs with just mayo (of which I'm not really a huge fan) and mustard. Sprinkle with paprika and I'm done.

My husband's family adds sugar to their deviled eggs, making them inedible for me, but they love them.

jeanne said...

Hi bj, love the egg info. I boil eggs a lot. My mama told me to boil eggs for 10 minutes and put them in cold water right away. However, I am open for something new to try. I'll let you know. I do have a problem with FRESH eggs right out of the nest. I get them from my sister. Mmmmmm, they are sooooo good. They never peel right though. If I boil eggs I buy them at the store.
My deviled eggs are fixed with salt and pepper, mayo, a bit of yellow mustard, vinegar, and sugar to taste. My mom's recipe. (No recipe.) I would love yours bj. They sound delicious.

I think a collection meme would be fun. Depending on when you do it, I'm in.

See you Sat.
Love you, Jeanne xo

Jenn said...

Thanks for stopping by for Time Travel Thursdays. Did you notice I used a variation of "olden" in my title? I had to read the peach skin jelly post first -- just couldn't pass it up to go to your TTT post. I've heard of the same kind of thing (boil, then sitting) for noodles ... haven't tried it yet - but I hear it works. I lost my fondness for deviled eggs some time back. Not sure why ... used to love them. Then, I mixed w/mayo and sprinkled paprika on them. See ya next time, hugs and thanks, Jenn

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi BJ, We also love deviled eggs around our house. I normally just do the tradition eggs with mayo, onion,pickle, onion and celery salt. The deviled ham sounds interesting though. Thanks for linking to my party this week.
Hugs,
Sherry

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
There is nothing like a great platter of Deviled Eggs for a nice summer meal. I had recently tried a method similar to this and it works great. Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and please come back soon!
Miz Helen

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Yep! I used to boil the eggs for about 10-15 minutes myself. It was the Yankee who educated me on the way you demonstrated in this post. I told you, HE is the REAL cook around here. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party, BJ. Hope to see you again this week.

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/