To enjoy the bright yellow-orange egg yolk instead of the normal yellow-green, try cooking the eggs the waterless way. Protein begins to toughen at 170°F (75°C), and water boils at 212°F (100°C). Therefore, it’s important not to boil the eggs. This recipe will teach you how to make hard-cooked eggs the angelic way.
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EQUIPMENT: 1.7Qt. 9½-Saute Skillet with vented lid, measuring cup spoons, French chef’s knife, cutting board and mixing bowl. The following pans will hold; 1Qt. small saucepan 6 to 8 eggs; 1.7Qt. 9½-Saute Skillet 10 to 12 eggs; and 11-Saute Skillet 16 to 20 eggs
PREPARATION TIME: 40 minutes – Makes 24 appetizers
- 12 eggs
- ½ cup sour cream or mayonnaise or a combination of
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 6 green olives, minced (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon Crystal hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- ½ stalk celery, finely minced
- ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
- Halloween - top with BLACK OLIVES trimmed like spiders
Place a wet paper towel in the bottom of the skillet and place the eggs on the paper towel. Cover the skillet, close the vent and cook over medium-low heat 210°F (99°C). When the cover spins freely on a cushion of water, the vapor seal has formed, 3 to 5 minutes. After forming the seal, cook for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not peak. Removing the cover will destroy the vapor seal and lengthen the cooking time.
To cool the eggs before peeling, remove the cover and place the pan under cold running water for 3 to 5 minutes. Or fill the pan with water and add ice cubes. Let the hard-cooked eggs sit in the cold water for 10 to 15 minutes.
Peel the shells from the eggs and cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Place the yokes in a mixing bowl and the egg white halves on a serving platter. To the mixing bowl, add sour cream, mustard, olives, pepper, hot sauce, parsley and celery and mix well.
Spoon the egg yolk mixture into the egg white halves and sprinkle with paprika. Cover and chill before serving.
PER APPETIZER WITH SOUR CREAM: 51 Calories, 3.8g Fat (68% calories from fat), 3.3g Protein, 0.6 Carbohydrates, 108mg Cholesterol, 45mg Sodium
PER APPETIZER WITH MAYONAISE: 73 Calories, 6.4g Fat (79% calories from fat), 3.2g Protein, 0.5 Carbohydrates, 109mg Cholesterol, 69mg Sodium