Friday, January 30, 2015

Simply Steamed Eggs

For every major holiday, we have a tradition of enjoying deviled eggs.
They were made the same way for years,
but something better was found and we wanted to pass it on.

 Depending on how fresh the eggs are,
they can be difficult to peel.
Our eggs are usually only a day or two old since we get them from a local farmer.
One trick is to refrigerate eggs for a week
before hard boiling them, to make them easier to peel.
But we found something over at The Prairie Homestead 
that works like a charm.

The eggs were steamed for 20 minutes
and then placed into a bowl of cold water (this prevents the green ring) for 10 minutes.
The eggs were lovely, cooked just right
and oh-so easy to peel.

Even Big K commented on how perfect the eggs came out,
with yolks square in the middle and smooth sides.

They were scrumptious, but even better since there was no struggle with peeling.
Before placing these in the fridge with a cover,
an egg cup is used in the center to keep the plastic wrap up and off of the eggs.

Give these a go next time you need to hard boil some eggs.
You'll be thrilled with the egg-cellent results!


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  1. I will definately be trying this out. Hubby loves his Deviled Eggs and those fresh eggs are horrible to peel.
    Thanks for yet another great idea, Daisy
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Daisy, I use store bought eggs (gasp, yeah, I know) so I suspect they are not too fresh. I just boil them in a pot with enough water to cover the eggs. The water is cold to start and when they come to a rolling boil, the timer is set for five minutes. After the five minutes have passed, the hot water is drained out and cold water is run in the pot to over flowing. After the eggs have cooled some they are laid on a towel on the counter to dry off. When they are dry a felt tip marker is used to put a B on the egg before putting them back in the cardboard egg container. The container is put in the refrigerator for future use. I use them for chef salads. When I take one out to use, I roll the egg on the counter to fracture the egg shell. When I peel the egg, I hold it under running water. As the shell starts to come off the water pressure seems to get under the shell to some degree and help lift the shell off the egg. I usually get egg shells off the eggs without egg damage or much of a struggle.

    Snow is the topic of discussion here in Nebraska today. We have accumulated about 12 inches but it's what we call heart attack snow. It's a heavy wet sloppy snow. The only way to get it off the driveway and sidewalk is with a shovel because snow blowers don't deal with heavy sloppy snow very well. It has a tendency to plug them up. The only recourse is to use the old fashion shovel to remove the snow. Imagine, old school tools without computers or new technology has a way of coming to the rescue every time.

    Have a great Florida day.

    1. Sounds like you've found what works for you. Enjoy your eggs!

  3. This is such an awesome idea!! I'm going to have to give it a try. I'm so tired of trying to make deviled eggs with horribly deformed eggs from the shell sticking on!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. That's how I felt too. I hope you'll find success with this new method! ;0)


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