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Deviled Egg Recipe Disappoints. What Else Doesn't Work?
on November 30, 2016
I would suggest that if you're planning to use any of the recipes in this book for company or a special occasion then try it out first prior to the occasion to see whether it works. Fortunately I tried out the chowchow deviled white shrimp and farm fresh eggs recipe that I was thinking of using for a dinner party . I followed the cooking instructions for the hard-boiled eggs to the letter and in fact they stayed in the hot water for a little bit over 17 minutes and I was afraid they would be overcooked. On the contrary! See the attached photos of how undercooked the eggs were. Not only that, but for some reason when I cracked the shells in order to peel the eggs the whites broke in such a way that I couldn't cut them in half lengthwise to make deviled eggs out of them. So I had under cooked yolks, and broken as well as undercooked whites. There was no way I could make deviled eggs with the results of the recipe's instructions. I don't even think you can make egg salad with these under cooked yolks. I ate two of them plain for lunch and I gave one to my little dog who buried it for later LOL . Frankly I'm quite upset about having wasted a beautiful half dozen free range eggs. I agree the recipes in the book sound delicious but again I would say that if it's important to you then I would have a trial run of any recipe in the book. Normally I cook my hard-boiled eggs according to Martha Stewart's instructions and they turn out beautifully. The instructions in this southern farmers market cookbook are more complicated than Martha's and so I expected a better result than Martha's but instead I got an inferior and unworkable result. Remember, "the proof of the pudding is in the eating. "