Monday, July 2, 2012

Green Eggs without Ham

Ever happen to you — green hard-boiled egg yolks ?

It’s a chemical reaction that happens because the iron in the yolk reacts with the sulfur in the white to produce ferrous sulfide. While color wise it’s unappealing, it’s OK to eat.
Prolonged heating is to blame.

HOW to avoid + Easy peeling — start eggs in cold water, bring water to a boil, turn heat off and cover the pan. The residual heat cooks the eggs in 10 minutes. When eggs are cooked, pour out boiling water, then shake the pan back and forth to crack the shells. Transfer eggs to a bowl of ice water. The cracks  let air and water in between the white and shell, making the eggs easier to peel. AND, plunging the eggs in ice water NOT only stops the cooking, but also prevents those green rings.
Once you have some hard boiled eggs , it’s time to make egg salad.

Classic Egg Saladegg salad0628 (2)
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 TBSP minced red onion OR scallions
  • 1 TBSP fresh parsley OR dried
  • 1 celery rib, chopped fine
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • smoked paprika
Dice eggs into small cubes. Mix diced eggs with remaining egg salad0628 (1)ingredients in a medium bowl, add pepper to taste. Sprinkle with smoked paprika. Refrigerate until serving.

Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1-2 days.

And, with the temps as hot as they have been around here (lots of other places too) salads have been on our dinner menus several evenings recently.


Anonymous said...

I love egg salad, especially on a hot day! Wishing you a safe and happy Fourth.

Doris said...

Love egg salad....I'll be right over ;-)

Thanks for the cooking tips. The removing of those darn shells can be a headache. Can't wait to try this.....after I buy some eggs. There's a story about that but I'll spare you the details!

Montanagirl said...

I learned something new, and your salad looks delicious!

Unknown said...

Holy moosepoops! I never knew that! I love egg salad on toast...:)JP

Chatty Crone said...

That looks delish - I am going to pin this. sandie

NCmountainwoman said...

We love egg salad. But we have to have chopped pickles in it.

Out on the prairie said...

I saw this on PBS and tried it once.I like my boiled eggs deviled, but wait for a friend to visit aand make them.LOL

Sandra said...

thanks, i boil mine that way and have for years, but the one step of rattling them in the pan and cracking them i have not tried.

L. D. said...

My mom made green eggs all the time and I thought if we would die from eating them. I am still here and your info is great.