Monday, March 19, 2012

Hard-Boiled Eggs and Egg Salad Recipe

It's another "pinch me" week of weather in the forecast for Northeast Ohio!

It's the middle of MARCH, people!!!

Enough about the beautiful weather, here is today's share...

Yesterday I was in the mood for egg salad.  What I wasn't in the mood for was messing up the eggs for the umpteenth time!  I always seem to mess up hard-boiled eggs. I searched the internet for the best way to make them and decided to try Martha's method. End result...THEY TURNED OUT PERFECT!  Thank you, Martha!

Here some tips on how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs:

Use eggs that are not too fresh.  Fresh new eggs are harder to peel.

Eggs need to be at room temperature.  Place eggs in a sauce pan and cover with one inch of cool water.  SLOWLY bring your eggs to boil on medium heat.  Once the water starts to boil, remove from heat and cover.  Let eggs stand tightly covered for *12 minutes.  After 12 minutes, remove eggs from water, place in colander and rinse with cool water until completely cooled.  Peel and enjoy! 

More tips:

-Similar tips called for covering medium size eggs for *12, *large eggs for 15 minutes, and extra large eggs for 18 minutes.

-According to Unpeeled hard-boiled eggs can be kept in the fridge for
 up to one week.  They stay fresher longer with the protective shell.

-Peeled eggs need to be consumed the same day.  

Here are some simple and yummy egg salad recipes:

{Classic Egg Salad on wheat topped with tomato and spinach}

Classic Egg Salad
6 hard-boiled eggs
3 Tablespoons of Mayo (reduced fat or reg)
1 Tablespoon of Mustard
Salt & Pepper to taste (approx 1/4 teaspoon of each)

Extra yumminess:
1 Tablespoon of relish or sweet dill pickle chopped - optional
1/2 cup of chopped celery - optional


Chop eggs, add remaining ingredients, fold into eggs.  Make a sandwich, wrap or serve over a bed of lettuce.  Enjoy.

Egg Salad with Avocado  
Go here for the yummy recipe:

Curried Egg Salad
Go here for the yummy recipe:

Thanks for stopping by!


It's All Connected said...

We're having the same weather in Ontario and guess what I made? Egg salad! ~ Maureen

Elena @ La Petite Vie said...

Looks like some great spring weather! Thanks so much for the tips on eggs, I ALWAYS seem to mess mine up too. Trying your method now, can't wait for lunch!

Mary ~ said...

You'd think boiling eggs in water would be simple enough :) Thanks for the visit ~ hope you enjoyed your lunch! Have a great week, Elena!

Mary ~ said...

Too funny, Maureen! Hope your great weather continues! Thanks so much for the visit! Hope your week is filled with warm weather and sunshine!

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

I find that if you boil the eggs with salt, and if they are not super fresh they peel easier. I try to not boil eggs unless they have been in my fridge for a week. Your egg salad sandwich looks yummy! That is usually my Saturday sandwich, that or tuna!! Enjoy your summer weather. We have family here from OH and they said next week it could snow there, weather so unpredictable there sometimes.

Nicki Parrish said...

I am putting together a post about my favorite pinterest pins for February, and I am featuring this post you did about egg salad sandwiches. Thanks for sharing it!