Saturday, April 23, 2011

Everything Eggs! Perfect Boiled Eggs, Stuff Eggs, & Egg Decorating Ideas!

Here are some boiled egg tips and recipes.  My cousin Belinda Cross uses the following boiled egg recipe (her mom used to use it as well) and my mom has shared her stuffed egg recipe with us!  I’ve added some egg tips and decorating ideas.   

Tip:  To ensure that the egg yolks are centered (for beautiful stuffed eggs), place the egg carton on its side overnight before they are hard-cooked.   

Perfect Boiled Eggs   

Remove eggs from refrigerator and place in warm water in a bowl.  Boil water in a pan (enough water to cover eggs).  When water is at a rapid boil, move eggs from warm water to pan.  Boil for 4 minutes, turn off heat and leave for 15 minutes.  Transfer to cool water.  Peel.    

Tip:  For easy peeling, be sure to cool the eggs as quickly as possible after the cooking process.  Crack the eggs under water (this seems to help loosen the membrane under the shell).  Remove the shell under running water. Very fresh eggs are harder to peel.   

Mama’s Stuffed Eggs   

8 hard boiled eggs, cut in half length-wise.  Pop out the yolks and mash with a fork.  

1-2 teaspoon dried onion flakes 
½ teaspoon garlic powder 
1 teaspoon yellow mustard 
1-2 teaspoon parsley (for color) 
salt & pepper to taste 
mayonnaise (enough to make creamy), about ¼-½ cup   

Stir together well.  Fill egg whites with mixture and sprinkle with paprika.     

Egg Decorating Ideas   

For “golden eggs,” place the dry peelings from one yellow onion in a pan, bring to a boil and add eggs.  Boil until desired color.  These turn out so pretty and they’re cheap too!


  1. Scotch Eggs. Very good and easy to make. A great brunch idea.

    Dean K