I’m Southern. I should be able to do this in my sleep.

It seems no matter what I do I can’t make deviled eggs lately to save my life.  I boil the eggs and put them in ice water and let them cool.  Now here comes the problem- I peel them and they look like they’ve been tumbled in a bag of gravel!  Look at my last attempt! Only 2 decent eggs out of a dozen!   I’ve got to get better before the Summer deviled egg season begins!

8 thoughts on “I’m Southern. I should be able to do this in my sleep.

  1. I’ve been skipping the ice-water bath at the end. I know it’s Martha’s way, but it has NEVER worked for me. Lately I let the eggs come to about room temp (at first because the girls were busily coloring them and I couldn’t wrest them away, but now because it works for us) then crack them and can’t believe how nicely they come out.

  2. I actually think there is something about eggs today – I have had the same problem, whether waiting for them to come to room temp, bathing in cold running water while still hot, or ice bathing them – mine all look like this. Thank you for posting it because I seriously thought it was just me. I always said they kicked me out of the south because I couldn’t make a biscuit worth a damn, but was beginning to think perhaps my lack of deviled egg technique was an additional reason (plus, I married a Yankee!)

  3. Your eggs may be TOO fresh – buy eggs with deviled eggs in mind, then give them an extra few days in the fridge – older eggs peel MUCH easier.

  4. I’ve heard the older eggs thing but I find the room temperature idea interesting. I may have to try that..

  5. Try adding some salt or vinegar to the water. And by some I mean A LOT. And Lisa and Rachel are right, fresh eggs don’t peel as well. Good luck!

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