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Old 02-18-2018, 11:03 AM   #1
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Need help quick: hard boiled eggs for Deviled Eggs

Hi folks, how long should I boil large chicken eggs (not particularly, though. I usually buy jumbos, but these seem small) in order to make Deviled Eggs.

We have a large group of parents coming over this afternoon for my boy's rugby team's parent booster club.

I wanted to make Deviled Eggs for one of the appys, but I was wondering how long you recommend boiled the eggs.

Also, any other tips are appreciated.

I just got home and need to clear 8 inches of snow from the drive and walkway, but I figured I'd task the boy with prepping the eggs.

TIA.

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Old 02-18-2018, 11:05 AM   #2
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Place the eggs in a saucepan and fill with hottest tap water. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Drain, shake to crack the shells, add ice water and cool the eggs then peel etc.
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I just got home and need to clear 8 inches of snow from the drive and walkway, but I figured I'd task the boy with prepping the eggs.
So what was the boy doing while you were away?
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:08 PM   #4
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Place eggs in sauce pan with cold water.
Bring to a boil then shut off and cover for I think 12-15 minutes?
Cool under cold water and peel.
Thats how we do it. Always works.
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:12 PM   #5
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I do as RB does, and set the timer for 12 minutes. Drain and shock in ice bath.
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I do them the same as Dawg and RB.
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:29 PM   #7
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Ditto, Ditto, Ditto, Ditto!
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Yep to RB, Dawg and Cheryl.
In short the secret is not to boil them.
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:58 PM   #9
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Thanks so much, everyone. So many quick responses.

Andy answered so quickly, it was the only respibse that I had time to read, so I did that.

It worked out quite well, thanks Andy! They peeled easily, and were perfectly cooked and chilled in time to devil them.

Now I'm interested in the differences between methods.

Thanks again to all for such quick help, and a new mission.
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Thanks so much, everyone. So many quick responses.

Andy answered so quickly, it was the only respibse that I had time to read, so I did that.

It worked out quite well, thanks Andy! They peeled easily, and were perfectly cooked and chilled in time to devil them.

Now I'm interested in the differences between methods.

Thanks again to all for such quick help, and a new mission.

BT, you're welcome.


That recipe is one I copied out of a cooking magazine. It was a recipe of Julia Child's. I have since learned she has published other methods for cooking eggs that are different.

There were a couple of threads years ago where everyone was hot and heavy on which way was the "best". My conclusion is that there's more than one way to hard cook and egg well.

I'll stick with mine and others will stick with theirs.
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