You desperately want a plate of deviled eggs - but your farm eggs are so fresh that they are too hard to peel. The pain is real.
Well, suffer no more. Stop boiling those hard cooked eggs - steam them.
Yep. It sounds crazy - right? When my pal Bourbon Red told me to give it a try I immediately wrote it off as some sort of ridiculous idea. But then .... well... maybe I'd try it.
It totally works.
I couldn't believe it. Fresh eggs - as is fresh that day - peeled like a dream. I wasn't left with a big nasty, jagged, ripped apart egg... it was smooth and perfect and perfectly cooked.
Even Alton Brown agrees..... this is a great video that explains it all (just about 3 mins). I'm absolutely sold on steaming hard cooked eggs.
And now if you excuse me... I'm going to go and steam up another batch of eggs so we can have deviled eggs all day long.
Note: if you can't see the video - he says to steam the eggs for 15 - 20 minutes. I used 15 minutes and they turned out perfect. I put them in an ice water bath after steaming for about 5 minutes and peeled them so easily I couldn't believe it. I've tried doing this with eggs after boiling and it never worked for me.
Happy Sunday everyone! This is a revolution!