Yes, I've been away for quite some time! Life got crazy on us, and my blog was the first thing to get neglected. Many things were neglected, but my blog was the first to go. So sorry to the one person that reads it! :) I'm back, well at least for today, and I have a great tip to share with you!
I have a love/hate relationship with egg salad. It is my absolute favorite sandwich in the whole world! I LOVE to eat it, but I HATE to make it...until today!! I have searched the internet high and low for the perfect method to boiling eggs. I thought I had found it in Martha Stewart's tried and true method. It took A SWEET FOREVER for that water to boil...seriously like a 45 minute process. That is not going to happen again. The peeling process took almost as long, and was a MESS. Therein lies my hate part of the relationship.
Today I went on an internet search again, and God bless Pioneer Woman...she wins the prize for the best boiling and peeling method all in one shot. I believe she found the method from another blog, so I will send you there if you'd like to be privy to this marvelous method...seriously, under a half hour for whole process. I'm smiling...are you? :) Go here to find the instructions!
I did exactly what the instructions told me to do, and I have the most perfect egg salad chilling in my refrigerator right now! :) Life is good! Here's a picture!
I'm having a sandwich for dinner tonight because we are all feeling a bit wonky, and are not in the mood for a big supper. This will be perfect on a lettuce wrap!
So, I'll tell you what I did. I put my pot of water on to boil, and when it was nice and bubbly, I used this mesh basket thingy to gently put the eggs into the water. A dozen...because I love me some egg salad!
I turned the heat down to just a simmer with gentle bubbles. I let those eggs cook for 13 minutes. Then I took the mesh thingy and dumped the eggs into a nice ice bath in this very large bowl.
Just 5 minutes later, I dumped the ice bath and brought my eggs to the table. I set out a cutting board, a small bowl with water, my egg slicer, and another bowl to put sliced eggs in.