Easy 12-Minute Method for Hard-Boiled Eggs
The first step, of course, is to hard-boil the eggs. I have found this method acting works well throughout the year anytime I make hard boiled eggs.
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- Place eggs in a saucepan large enough to hold them in a single layer. Add cold water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Heat over high heat just to boiling then turn off heat and cover pan.
- Let eggs stand in hot water for about 12 minutes for large eggs (9 minutes for medium eggs, 15 minutes for extra large eggs). Drain.
- Shock the eggs in ice water to cool them immediately.
Naturally Dyed Eggs
Try these tips from the American Egg Board to make color eggs with these ingredients :
- Pinkish red: fresh beets, cranberries, radishes, or frozen raspberries
- Orange/yellow: yellow onion skins, ground turmeric, orange or lemon peels, carrot tops, celery seed, ground cumin
- Pale green: spinach leaves
- Green/gold: yellow delicious apple peels
- Blue: canned blueberries or red cabbage leaves
- Beige to brown: strong brewed coffee, dill seeds, or chili powder
- Grayish/light purple: purple or red grape juice or beet juice
- To make naturally dyed eggs, toss your choice of a handful—or two or three—of one of the ingredients listed into a saucepan. Use your own judgment about quantity. This is an art, not a science (see notes).
- Add about 1 cup of water per each handful of your chosen ingredient so that the water comes at least 1 inch above your dye materials.
- Bring mixture to boiling, reduce the heat, and simmer from 15 minutes up to 1 hour, until the color is the shade you want. Keep in mind that the eggs will dye a lighter shade. Remove the pan from the heat.
- Through cheesecloth or a fine sieve, strain the dye mixture into a small bowl that’s deep enough to completely cover the eggs you want to dye.
- Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of white vinegar for each cup of dye liquid.
- With a spoon or wire egg holder, lower the eggs into the hot liquid. Let the eggs stand until they reach the desired color. With a slotted spoon or wire egg holder, remove the eggs to a rack or drainer. Allow the eggs to dry thoroughly.
• A ratio exercise for the dye is 1 quart water and 2 tablespoons vinegar : You might add 3 tablespoons turmeric, 4 cups chopped beets or blueberries, or 3 cups shredded purple cabbage. As stated before, feel absolve to play around depending on how many eggs of a particular color you want and the saturation of that color.
• Naturally dyed egg necessitate longer soak clock time in the dye solution for the semblance to take defend. Soaking overnight will give the most saturated color. Do so in the refrigerator if you intend to eat the eggs.
• Refrigerate case-hardened eggs that you intend to eat within two hours, and constantly follow tips for testis guard .
Dyeing Eggs with Food Coloring
If you have food color on hand, here is a quick and easy alternate to try :
- Boil water in a pot on the stove.
- For each color, pour ½ cup boiling water into a small bowl, and add 1 teaspoon vinegar and 20 drops of desired color.
- Dip hard-cooked eggs about 5 minutes or longer, depending on desired color. Remove to wire rack or paper towel to cool. After color dries it will not rub off.
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Enjoy the Eggs
case-hardened eggs are constantly delectable on their own with just a scattering of salt and pepper, but testis salad is fair as tasty a way to use them, excessively. I normally smash the testis ( mho ) with a branching in a bowl, add mayonnaise, salt and pepper, and a scattering of onion gunpowder. This makes a great protein-packed breakfast atop a firearm of goner or as a sandwich for lunch. You can besides jazz up hard-bitten egg concoction with a variety of different spices and additions to use atop celery or make deviled eggs . American Egg Board
Buffalo Egg Salad Celery Sticks
Makes 6 Servings 8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons regular or light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided
1 tablespoons gamboge juice
1 tablespoon Buffalo-Style hot sauce, such as Frank ’ s Red Hot Buffalo Wings Sauce
¾ teaspoon paprika, divided
¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper
3 stalks celery, cut into 4-inch pieces
- In a medium or large bowl, combine eggs, mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon chives, lemon juice, hot sauce, ½ teaspoon paprika, salt, and pepper.
- Spoon into celery pieces and sprinkle remaining paprika and chives over top.
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Makes 6 Servings 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
1/3 cup shredded taco-seasoned tall mallow or cheddar cheese
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream
3 tablespoons minced greens onions
- Cut eggs lengthwise in half. Remove yolks to small bowl. Reserve
- Mash yolks with fork. Add cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, and green onions; mix well.
- Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon yolk mixture into each egg white half. Refrigerate, covered, to blend flavors.
tip : For ease in filling the egg white halves, place egg yolk mix in a 1-quart plastic food-storage bulge. Push filling toward penetrate recess of bag. Snip off about ½ edge of corner. Squeeze egg yolk mix from base into egg whites .
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