The kids were begging me for deviled eggs over the weekend. They couldn't wait another two weeks until we have hard boiled Easter eggs to use up. There must be a dozen ways to boil an egg, but several years ago, I recall an article in the paper comparing methods. I may have mixed and matched methods over the years, but my hard boiled eggs always turn out using the following method...
Place eggs in a pan with cold water. The water should just cover the tops of the eggs.
Run cold water over the eggs and add a couple of handfuls of ice cubes. Let cool.
The eggs peel easily and the yolks remain bright yellow.
You can dollop the mixture back into the egg, or place in a piping bag with a fancy tip.
Pipe the mixture in a circular motion.
Everything can be made into a party around our house.tea party. The basil is a great compliment to the deviled eggs. Try it!