I am in the midst of putting my St. Valentine's menu together. It's loaded with aphrodisiacs!!! Caviar is number one my list, because it reportedly stimulates the formation of testosterone, maintaining male functionality! It is believed that caviar can nourish and enhance nerve cells, hence an extremely heightened romantic instincts. (Now, there's some useful information for you to pass on to others!)
Having said that, I do love a good dollop of caviar on Deviled Eggs, so I set off to surf the net in search of Deviled Eggs recipes -- not that I've never made them before -- I mean, who hasn't?! Nevertheless, there's always room for improvement. (see my best-ever recipe below)
While exploring, I stumbled upon one recipe that warned that one must hard boil their eggs correctly. Correctly??? You mean you don't just boil them? It's more complicated than that??? My head is spinning ...
And I'm guessing that if I didn't know how to correctly boil an egg that there are two or three others out there who are in the dark. So for those of us who mistakenly thought all you had to do was toss an egg in boiling water and wait for it to get hard, here follows some hard boiled vital information on how to boil an egg.
How to Hard Boil an Egg the Correct Way
1. Do NOT use fresh eggs!!! They are difficult to peel. It's best to use eggs that are near their expiration date.
2. To help center the yolks in the egg, be sure to store your eggs on their sides in the fridge for approximately 12 hours. Easy enough to do. Just seal your egg crate up with tape and turn it on its side.
3. Take eggs out of the fridge (no longer on their side) and bring to room temperature. They must be room temperature and if you take them straight from the fridge, you can run warm water over them for a minute or two.
4. Place eggs in a single layer in a pan with enough cold water to cover eggs. Bring water to boil, remove from heat, cover tightly with a lid, and leave eggs for 17 minutes.
5. Place eggs under running cold water to cool quickly. This is also known as 'coddling.' This will help prevent discoloration of the yolk and will also help to make the peeling process run more smoothly!
6. If you don't consume your hard boiled eggs within a few hours, do refrigerate. And note that hard boiled eggs in the shell can be refrigerated up to one week only!
Best Ever ST. VALENTINE'S CAVIAR and DEVILED EGGS!
Ingredients: 8 hard-cooked eggs * 8 Tablespoons caviar (red or black) * 1 Tablespoon chopped chives or green onions * 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise (reduced calorie) * 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard * splash of hot sauce (optional) * 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preparation: Shell the hard-boiled eggs, cut them in halves, and remove the yolks. * Mash the yolks well and combine with all ingredients except caviar. * When it is thoroughly whipped together, heap it into the whites with a spoon * Put a little dollop of caviar on the top of each egg. I like to alternate black caviar and red!
Enjoy and ...
... get ready for a steamy night!!
The Our Lady of Weight Loss approved St. Valentine's recipes to come next week! Enjoy!!! And feel free to share your favorite St. Valentine's recipes.
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