If you are like me, when you need cooking advice you call your mom. My mother is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to cooking. Last Sunday I called my mom and asked her over for dinner. I was cooking up a feast because it was my last day of a 3 week vacation and I was determined to go out in style. I was grilling steaks and lobster tails, making spaghetti salad, cut watermelon, fresh picked corn on the cob, and I just had to have some deviled eggs. Only thing is, my deviled eggs were hard to peel and the whites kept coming off in the shell. They were horrible looking. I was ready to make egg salad instead (insert sad face here). When mom came in I told her about my dilemma and she said, “Honey, are your eggs fresh?” and I said that they were just bought today. Well apparently, that was my problem. She told me not to use fresh eggs and always use older eggs. She was absolutely right! I had mixed my last few older eggs in with the fresh and by golly the older eggs peeled perfectly. I still made the deviled eggs because a craving is a craving after all but they weren’t the beauties I was expecting. Now, my daughter calls me for cooking advice and I will share with her what I have learned from my mother.
“Honey, are your eggs fresh?”
July 26th, 2013 Kooky Carol