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How do you take your hard boiled eggs (when you eat them as-is)?

Hard boiled eggs, not in a dish (e.g. egg salad) or prepped (e.g. pickled or tea boiled) ... how do you eat them?

Do you just eat them plain? With no accouterments or condiments?

Or do you add a dash of salt? Or some red pepper flakes?

Maybe dip them in some sort of sauce (e.g. Srirachca or Tobasco) or something like ketchup?

Personally, I really like my hard boiled eggs dipped in soy sauce, although "plain-Jane" is good too.

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  1. Usually Plain Jane, but if I want a little kick I'll dip them in sambal oelek or sriracha.

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      1. I only eat hard boiled eggs as Sambal Telur, or Malay style hard boiled eggs in a fiery /onion sambal.

        My 9yo old son will not eat hard boiled eggs unless he has soy sauce and white pepper.

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        1. re: boogiebaby

          I love Sambal Telur, especially with deep fried hard boiled eggs and all of it served over rice.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Oh man, I did not know there was such a thing as deep fried hard boiled eggs! Sounds amazing, especially with aforementioned fiery sambal.

            1. re: Sarah Perry

              Sarah,

              Google "Scotch Egg" ... Enjoy!

              1. re: ipsedixit

                And if you want to be extra decadent: deviled Scotch eggs.

            2. re: ipsedixit

              I will also take short cuts and just boil the egg, cut it in half and top each half with a dollop of sambal. :) I can whip up sambal in less than 10 minutes, so by the time the egg is boiled, the sambal is ready too.

              I also slice the egg and put it between some bread with a smear of sambal. Great midnight snack in our house!

          2. I smear mayo or miracle whip on them sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and eat.

            Mixing a little mustard with mayo would be good. or honey mustard sauce would be good.

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            1. re: Hank Hanover

              +1 on the Miracle Whip with a little celery salt.

              1. re: Hank Hanover

                I do the mustard/mayo thing, too. Just a little dollop on each half. I call it lazy deviled eggs.

              2. Salt and pepper. The only situation in which I eat them plain (w/ s&p) is traveling.

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