Happy Easter (tomorrow)! Today we went to brunch with my parents where they had an Easter egg hunt for the little man and a small petting zoo. It was tiny but amazing because all of the kids just went into the fenced in areas and were able to hold baby chicks and ducks (my little man’s favorites), as well as pet geese, goats, sheep and chickens. I couldn’t believe that the animals weren’t freaking out (well….they probably were). Anyways, on the way home from brunch I called my mom and asked if she still wanted me to make her famous potato salad – she did – but during our conversation she mentioned that she had tried to boil some eggs for deviled eggs and she wasn’t able to get the peels off without sticking and ripping through the egg whites. It’s weird, because I don’t remember having issues with this when we were growing up but it seems that every single time I have tried to boil eggs over the last few years I have had the same problem. Apparently, it’s an issue only with fresh eggs, because there hasn’t been enough time for air to penetrate the eggs beneath the shells. So what are you to do if you have some super farm fresh eggs? Well, LUCKILY, just yesterday I was reading one of my favorite blogs, The Prairie Homestead, and found this post of hers from 2014 where she tried a few of the methods people have been posting on the web. I decided to leave the experimenting to her and just jump right to the method she used that worked…..steaming them. I guess that would mean these are actually “Hard Steamed Eggs”.
- A medium pot with a steamer basket (we have this Kirkland Signature 18/10 Stainless Steel 13-piece Cookware Set which includes one, we love it! ) The one to the left looks really nice too! Make sure that it has a lid. You could also probably get one of these, Stainless Steel Vegetable Steamer baskets that fit in the bottom of the pot.
- Eggs (I made 18 eggs, I stacked them in multiple layers and they seemed to all steam just fine)
Look at these perfectly cooked and peeled eggs! I haven’t had eggs peel like this in forever! Thanks Jill from the Prairie Homestead for testing a bunch of methods and finding one I will use from now on!
Now I’m off to make my mom’s famous gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free Mustard Potato Salad (recipe to come later!) Happy Easter!