Easter is Approaching – Time to Boil the Eggs!

Easter EggsColoring eggs for Easter was always a favorite activity when my children were little.  From what I can tell, that tradition lives on.

I just ran across a video on AllRecipes.com that tells you how to boil eggs so they come out perfect every time, and the shells don’t stick when you peel them.  So aggravating when you’re trying to make egg salad!

Basically, you put the eggs in a pot and cover with water an inch above the eggs.  Put the pot on high heat until the water comes to a rolling boil.  Then cover the pot and turn off the heat.  Let sit for 14-17 minutes, depending on the egg size.  Drain the hot water, and replace with cold water.  Gently crack the eggs, and leave in the cold water for about an hour.  This will allow the water to seep in between the shell and the egg.  The shells will slip right off at that point.

Of course, if you’re going to be coloring the eggs, you have to skip the last step.  But I find that if you cool the eggs down quickly enough and they’re not overcooked, it’s still pretty easy to remove the shells.

I used to love making egg salad and deviled eggs  after Easter.  It always made me wonder why I didn’t make them more often.

What Easter traditions do you have at your house?

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