If you are anything like the folks around our office, you probably get a hankering for a nice hard boiled egg from time to time.
Well we just discovered a brand new way to make hard boiled eggs that does not require a a pot of boiling water. We also thought we would share a quick video on how to determine if your eggs are fresh or not. So grab your apron and let’s get cooking.
Next time you decide you want a hard boiled egg, whether to enjoy on its own or as an egg salad or deviled egg, try this neat trick instead of boiling a pot of water.
You will need a muffin pan, a dozen eggs, two cups of cold water, and some ice.
Begin by preheating your oven to 325 degrees and placing an egg in each compartment of the muffin pan. Bake the eggs for 30 minutes, and when done, drop them in a bath of ice water for about ten minutes to stop the cooking process.
That was easy, wasn’t it?
So, what to do with all those hard boiled eggs…
Here is our favorite egg salad recipe. This is an over the top recipe that makes the best egg salad sandwiches ever.
To make this you will need a dozen hard boiled eggs finely chopped, a large dill pickle finely chopped, two stalks of celery finely chopped, a small red onion finely chopped, four large tablespoons of mayonnaise, one tablespoon of dijon mustard, a teaspoon each of smoked paprika, cumin, and cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste.
Basically combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss until everything is incorporated. Serve this amazing egg salad on a hearty multigrain bread, with a slice of sharp cheddar and romaine lettuce. Or you can ditch the cheese and bread and just serve it on a bed of romaine on a plate.
You now have the ultimate egg salad sandwich recipe, which has hitherto been safely hidden from public knowledge. You are welcome.
Now, if you are gutsy enough to make egg based cocktails at home, you will need a supply of fresh eggs. How do you tell if an egg is fresh or not? Well, as it turns out, determining the freshness of an egg is almost exactly like figuring out if a woman is a witch.
Fill a large bowl with cold tap water and drop the candidate egg into it. If it floats, it is not fresh and should either be discarded or at least cooked thoroughly before being consumed. However, if the egg sinks to the bottom of the bowl, it is all clear and good to use as part of a cocktail recipe or any recipe that calls for raw eggs.
Speaking of egg based cocktails, one of our favorites is the Absinthe Suissesse. This heady cocktail is for pro’s only, but an amazing way to start off any weekend morning.
To make this classic New Orleans brunch cocktail you will need one ounce of absinthe, a half ounce each of anise liqueur and creme de menthe, a quarter ounce of orgeat syrup, one fresh egg white, and one ounce half and half.
Add all ingredients to a shaker without ice and shake vigorously for ten seconds, then add the ice and shake for ten more seconds. Strain it into a wine glass and serve immediately. Serve these at your next brunch party instead of those hackneyed bloody maries, and you will be an instant rock star!
Do you have any favorite egg recipes? Share them with us here.