The Secret to the Best Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs


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Hot Chicken Deviled Eggs


If you don't boil your eggs properly, though, you could end up with lopsided deviled eggs—or worse, the yolk has slid so far to one side of the egg that you end up with holes.

So how to steer your yolks in the right direction? The trick is all in the boiling process. Put your eggs in a pot and cover them with water—about two inches higher than the tops of the eggs. As the water heats up, stir the eggs gently in a clockwise direction. After a couple minutes of stirring in one direction, switch directions. (It's the stirring that's the secret!) Let the water come to a boil, then remove the pot from the heat, cover it, and let the eggs sit for about 12 minutes. Finally, peel the eggs under cold water, and once peeled, prepare the deviled eggs your favorite way.