I’m still working through my favourite dishes to bring to summer BBQ’s. This is another of those that I grew up eating and loving. I don’t know why I always thought they would be so hard to make, or time-consuming. Once I actually did them myself I realized they’re one of the easiest things to whip up and bring somewhere. The hardest part is literally hard boiling the eggs, and as long as you follow some simple steps, that’s not tough either.
Talking about hard boiling eggs, here’s how I do it:
- Carefully put your eggs in a pot. Cover with cold water until the water is 1 – 2 inches above the eggs.
- Set the pot over med-high heat and bring up to a boil.
- As soon as it reaches a boil turn the heat off and cover the pot. Set a timer for 10 minutes.
- While the eggs are sitting, fill a large bowl with ice water (a few handfuls of ice and then cold water)
- When the ten minutes are up, use a slotted spoon to immediately put the eggs into the ice water. Leave for 5 minutes. This stops the cooking process, and makes the shells easier to peel.
- When I’m done peeling each egg I dip it back into the ice water, just to get any little pieces of shell off, then set on paper towel to dry.
There, now that hard boiling the eggs is taken care of, the rest is a breeze. There are a ton of different deviled eggs out there. From spicy sriracha ones, to bacon ones (I’m going to have to get on those bacon ones). These are pretty classic though, the flavours that you grew up with, that your Grandma made, that you can never go wrong with. The filling is a simple case of putting everything in a bowl, combining with a fork, then just putting the yolk filling back into the egg white “bowls”. I used a piping bag with a star tip for a textured look, but they aren’t going to taste any less delicious if you just scoop it back in with a spoon.
I mean that too. Sophie (the baby), got ahold of the plastic wrapped tray at the door while we were loading up the car, and the eggs looked like a small dog had walked all over them – and still – every last one got devoured at the BBQ.