So, my Mom is ridiculous.
Right, Laura and Jenny?
She has all these amazing recipes and ways to make things, but when we ask her for directions so we can make them too. . instead of adding 1 teaspoon, we get directions like “add some” or “add enough until it looks right.” or some other extremely vague measurement. Super helpful, right?
Well, at least with her hard boiled eggs, there isn’t too much measuring or ways to screw them up.
I did have to call her for directions on how to hard boil eggs until I was about 28. . . thankfully, like most Mom’s, she was always willing to talk me through it. . .
And I feel like hard boiled eggs are one of those things that can be quite hard to get exactly right, but with my Mom’s way = perfection every time.
Step 1: Put eggs in a pan.
Step 2: Cover with water. All the eggs should be covered, so if they aren’t – add more water or take out a few eggs.
After the water is added, they should be in a single layer in the pan – no overlapping.
Step 3: Add some salt. About 1 teaspoon.
Step 4: Bring to a boil.
Step 5: Boil for 3 minutes.
Step 6: Put cover on. Remove from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Step 7: Pour eggs into colander and rinse with cold water.
Step 8: Make some awesome deviled eggs or egg salad.
Peel perfectly hard-boiled eggs. Cut in half. Remove yolk. Mix yolks and miracle whip – about 50/50 until smooth. Add a touch (to taste) of horseradish sauce. Place yolk mixture back into egg whites. Enjoy.
I don’t like egg yolks very much, so I always make my egg salad egg whites only. And all I do is mix perfectly hardboiled egg whites with a bit of miracle whip and salt and pepper (to taste). My favorite served over toast. If I am feeling fancy – I’ll sometimes add avocado too – yum!
What’s your favorite thing to do with hard boiled eggs??
I am linking up with Peas & Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday again this week!!