Editor's Note: Learn how to boil eggs with this simple recipe, and then turn those eggs into flavorful Devilled Eggs that the whole family will love. It only takes a few simple ingredients, such as mayonnaise, mustard, and herbs to make this classic summer treat.
NotesHOW TO BOIL AN EGG
Put the eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Place the saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil; lower the heat and simmer for 12 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Use a large spoon to get each egg out of the water; transfer to a bowl. Then run cold water over the eggs to stop the cooking process and to cool the eggs so you will be able to peel them.
Makes8 deviled eggs
Make Ahead RecipeYes
OccasionBuffet, Game Day
Recipe CourseHors D'oeuvre, Snack
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and TextureCreamy, Rich, Savory
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon prepared mustard
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons chopped parsley, chives, or dill
When cool enough to handle, tap the eggs lightly on a hard surface to crack the shells all over, then remove the shells. Make sure you get every piece of shell off of the eggs. Cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Carefully remove the yolks from the whites and place them in a small bowl; set the whites aside.
With a fork, mash the yolks together with the mayonnaise, mustard, and salt. Stir in the parsley (or sprinkle the parsley on top after you fill the whites). Using a small spoon, scoop the yolk mixture into the whites.
Serve at room temperature.
2004 Tina Davis