How to Boil Eggs for Deviled Eggs

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If you’re a huge fan of deviled eggs but have yet to achieve perfect deviled eggs at home, this post is for you! We’re teaching you How to Boil Eggs for Deviled Eggs with the perfect cooked yoke and they peel easily. Great for breakfast, dinners, Easter, parties, and more!

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How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled & Deviled Eggs

Everyone has their traditional holiday foods, and deviled eggs seem high on the list. Most of us carnivores make a ham – and we usually have an array of green beans (or green bean casseroles), mashed potatoes, & rolls as sides. I’ve included links below to keto-friendly dinner substitutions:

Ingredients you’ll need:

Surprisingly, eggs, water, and a pot aren’t the only thing you’ll need for this hard-boiled egg tutorial!

      • Eggs — Of course, you need eggs for this “how to boil eggs for deviled eggs” tutorial! You can use any kind you’d like, but keep in mind that using very small ones could leave you with overcooked eggs. Fresh large eggs are best.
      • Baking soda — This is a trick I picked up years ago. Adding baking soda to the water in which you boil your eggs makes them easier to peel! It has something to do with the chemical reaction between baking soda and eggshells. You’ll never boil eggs without it again because the egg whites will still look nice after peeling.
      • Ice — An ice bath is key for perfect hard-boiled eggs. You may have boiled eggs before only to end up with greyish, greenish yolks. Instead of taking them out of the boiling water to sit, you’ll want to pop them in an ice bath to stop the cooking process.

Stove Top Directions:

Step 1: First thing’s first, buy your eggs a few days in advance. Buying them 4, 5, or 6 days ahead of time should do the trick — we don’t want rotten eggs on our hands! I say this because the older they are, the harder to peel!

Step 2: Once you’re ready to make your perfect deviled eggs, take them out of the refrigerator and place eggs in a single layer in a pot or large saucepan. Then, add cold water to the eggs. You want the water level to go about two inches over your eggs.

Step 3: Next, add 1/2 tsp of baking soda to the water. This will make your eggs MUCH easier to peel at the end!

Step 4: Turn your burner onto medium-high and let the water heat until it reaches a gentle boil, and place the lid on the pan. Next, REMOVE the pot from the heat and cover for 10-15 minutes. Bringing to a boil slowly is what prevents eggs from cracking! While some bring eggs to a rolling boil in high heat, I’ve found this method to work best.

Step 5: Once your eggs have had a chance to sit in the covered pot, move them into a bowl of ice water with a slotted spoon. When they are completely cooled, set them back in their carton in the fridge. The ice water prevents your yolks from turning that greenish color and stops the cooking process.

Step 6: Now that you’ve made hard-boiled eggs for the perfect deviled eggs, go ahead and make whichever recipe you prefer! These eggs can als0 be used for breakfast, salads, and snacks.

Do you boil the water before making hard-boiled eggs?

Some recipes I’ve seen choose to boil the water before cooking the eggs. However, this cooks the eggs much faster. It leaves you with the risk of a yolk that isn’t cooked all the way through. Instead, I prefer the slow boil method with cold water. It’s the easiest and best way to do it!

How many eggs can you boil at a time?

It depends on the size of your pan! You want the eggs to be in a single layer, so use as many as you can fit on the bottom of your pan. Don’t be tempted to stack them on top of each other or fill your pot to the brim, as it will interfere with the cooking times of your eggs.

Low Carb Basic Deviled Egg Recipe:

You can use this Keto Deviled Eggs Recipe with Bacon by Wholesomeyum or other Low Carb Deviled Egg recipe If you have a favorite family recipe for perfect deviled eggs, feel free to use that instead and make any necessary modifications.

Common Ingredients in Deviled Egg Recipe Include:

  • mayonnaise
  • mustard
  • paprika
  • dill
  • chives
  • salt and pepper
  • other favorite eggs

You could also make your favorite egg salad recipe with boiled eggs. Chaffles make a fantastic low-carb bread alternative for egg salad sandwiches.

hard boiled eggs on a platter
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How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs

How to make the best hard-boiled eggs that turn out perfect and peel easily for low carb deviled eggs.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, casual
Servings: 6
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • water enough
  • ¼ - ½ tsp baking soda

Instructions

  • First thing's first, buy your eggs a few days in advance. Buying them 4, 5, or 6 days ahead of time should do the trick — we don't want rotten eggs on our hands! I say this because the older they are, the easier they are to peel!
  • Once you're ready to make your perfect deviled eggs, put your eggs in a single layer in a pot. Then, add cold water over the eggs. You want the water level to go about two inches over your eggs.
  • Next, add 1/4 to 1/2 tsp  of baking soda to the water. This will make your eggs MUCH easier to peel at the end!
  • Turn your burner onto medium-high and let the water heat until it reaches a gentle boil. Then, REMOVE the pot from the heat and cover for 10-15 minutes. This bringing to a boil slowly is what prevents eggs from cracking!
  • Once your eggs have had a chance to sit in the covered pot, move them into a bowl of ice water. When they are completely cooled, set them back in their carton in the fridge. The ice water prevents your yolks from turning that greenish color and stops the cooking process.
  • Now that you've made hard-boiled eggs for the perfect deviled eggs, go ahead and make whichever recipe you prefer! These eggs can als0 be used for breakfast, salads, and snacks.
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deviled eggs garnished on dark platter

 

 

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