Step 8: Umbrellas and eggs ... Say what ??

Okay, so pop open a few of those paper umbrellas.  Stab them into the eggs, while arranging enough of the umbrellas to hold UP the plastic wrap and keep it OFF the egg yolk  filing.   Place in refrigerator for an hour or two, or over night, like I did -- see second pic.    When you are ready to go,  take your egg platter out.  Place it in a cooler box and go go go.   I like to unwrap mine, at my destination, and place the platter onto a bowl of crushed ice and set in the shade.   These are always one of the first foods to disappear at my family reunion.    Enjoy !!
Please, please, please give me a fool-proof way to boil fresh eggs so the shells peel off easily! Is it true if I use fresh eggs I need to let them set in the refrigerator for at least 2 weeks to allow membrane to separate from the inside of shell? Help! Nothing is worse than having to pull chunks of the egg white off with small chips of shell. I end up with more egg salad than presentable deviled eggs.
<p>I don't know if you still need an answer to this, but what I do is poke a hole in the fat end of the egg, through just the shell. Then, they easily separate from the shell afterwards.</p>
Hi, just read your question. Look on Instructables for 'No Fail Boiled Eggs', It was an eye opener for me. Hope that helps.<br>
sometimes I hate being a vegan... :( 5 years and counting
This is a great deviled egg recipe, I linked it from my 'how to boil fresh eggs' instructable. Love seeing a fellow chicken owner sharing recipes :D
Absolutely LOVE the umbrella trick. My deviled eggs are also being requested at family events. I am the &quot;until it tastes right&quot; kinda person but it always comes out the same. My oldest daughter begs for them at her parties. Getting them to her house in good condition is a challenge. I do not always have the time or the right ingredients to make them there. I will definitely be using it this weekend. I noticed I can get the umbrellas at the $store for a song. Thanks again.
Thank You !!
Egg fans: you must read Julia Child's advice on how to cook the perfect hard boiled egg and avoid the &quot;dolefully discolored yolks&quot; in her book &quot;The Way to Cook&quot;. It works every time, and makes for easy peeling too!<br><br>Here's a link: <br>http://www.recipesource.com/main-dishes/eggs/01/rec0137.html
The umbrella idea is awesome, i just stick a big arse sprig of parsley in to each of my eggs to keep them from sticking. But then, my window boxes are all full of herbs, yea urban renewal... but I still can't have chickens, unless it lived in the house all the time, and I'm not willing to live with that mess.
I'm a devilled egg fan too, and I totally agree with just adding things "until it tastes RIGHT"! I also never thought of the umbrella trick for keeping the plastic wrap off the eggs while transporting them. Nice work!

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