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May 28, 2014 02:42 PM

Deviled Eggs

If I wanted to buy some prepared deviled eggs, where would I find some good ones?

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  1. Little Deli are my favorites in town. They sell out fast but I bet they'd whip up a bunch for an order. Go try one. They have a bit of a cayenne bite and a hint of curry powder. I think they still are on a Monday / Wednesday availability schedule. Get there at 11 and you'll be set.

    1. Don't ever buy the ones from Whole Foods – they will make you angry.

      1. Are the ones from HEB any good?

        I was thinking about buying some but instead made the world's best egg salad and had it on sourdough.
        (key added ingredients being lemon juice, mustard, crispy capers)

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        1. re: sweet100s

          Egg salad is my fallback for when I can't peel the eggs cleanly. I've had such bad luck lately that if I HAD to make deviled eggs, I'd just get the 2doz pre-peeled eggs from Costco for $4.65 (they're medium-sized eggs - so kinda small).


          1. re: sqwertz

            that's good to know !! who likes peeling eggs?

            I recently made a half dozen batch and tried that technique where you poke a hole in both sides and blow on the small end. It worked for half of them, but I think you have to have the egg cooked just right for that to work well every time. and that's a bit gross to use that method on "company".

            1. re: slowcoooked

              I know that this is off topic, but a few year's ago my brother's wife was insisting that she knew the exact method for making no-fail, easy peel eggs. She bragged way to much prior to making them.....All of the eggs were hard to peel. My brother said something colorful, and then she got mad and stormed out of the house. Eggs are a sensitive matter. They are no longer married, by the way.

              1. re: rudeboy

                I feel guilty for having doubly enjoyed your post.

            2. re: sqwertz

              I've been eating hard boiled eggs lately and have discovered that older eggs peel easier. So I buy them a week or 2 ahead. I also roll them instead of tapping them to loosen the shells. I've also overcooked the eggs at times and had no big problem.
              Check out Alton Brown's youtube on baking eggs. I haven't tried it but looks interesting.

              1. re: crippstom

                People say that older eggs peel easier, but the fact is that all eggs over a week old peel just as randomly well as those that are 6 weeks old. The new fad is steaming eggs and I have friends that swear by it, but there is NO foolproof way to peel eggs. It's the chicken that decides if it wants to lay peelable eggs and mere humans have no known control over it.

                I do wonder how the commercial operations peel eggs (such as those sold at Costco)... I wonder if they use chemicals that they don't want us to know about.

                1. re: sqwertz

                  I'd love a report of a chowhound trying Alton Brown's oven method...

                  1. re: cpencis

                    I have tried every method of cooking and peeling eggs known to mankind (including Alton's above) and there is no foolproof method. I have had success with every method - but also failure.

                  2. re: sqwertz

                    Right, sqwertz - I was wondering the same thing this afternoon, so I ran a little search:


                    We could buy one, put in on a trailer, and drive around peeling eggs for 15 cents each. I figure we'd get out money back in about 15 years.

                      1. re: rudeboy

                        the shellmaster. that's fantastic. and that's most certainly 80's cinemax "adult" background music.

                    1. re: sqwertz

                      One of the sample ladies at Costco told me that those peeled boiled eggs bounce like tennis balls.

                      I haven't tried them (eating or bouncing).

              2. The ones at Salty Sow on the HH menu...ZOMG.

                1. too bad I just saw this... Mine are amazing