Devilish eggs – Easier than pie!

Devilish egg

If pies give you trouble, either in the making or the eating, try this tasty high-protein snack instead. It’s as easy as boiling an egg!

The secret is in the baggy.

First, hard boil the eggs

Lower 2 eggs gently into a small pan of rapidly boiling water. Allow them to cook for 30 seconds, then cover the pan and remove it from the heat. Let the eggs sit in the hot water for 30 minutes. Pour out the hot water and fill the pot with cold water. Add a few ice cubes if you have them. Let the eggs cool in the water for 10 minutes. If you are doing a lot of eggs, plan so you can put them in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight. The colder they are, the easier they peel.

This method takes time, but the eggs are perfectly cooked and the shells come off easily. Crack the shell all over on the counter and roll the egg between your palms under cool water until the shell comes off.

Or try the method in this video.

Cut the eggs neatly in half, lengthwise.

Tip of the day – use a baggy

Scoop the egg yolks into a zip lock bag. Seal. Mash till the yolks are all broken up.

Add a few flavorings:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light mayonnaise or zero-fat Greek yogurt
  • a shake of salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard (or more if you like).

Reseal. Keep mashing it all up, squeezing to mix thoroughly. Cut a tiny bit off the tip of the baggy and squeeze the mixture into the egg white cups, in a pretty pattern. Cleaning up is zippy… just throw the bag away and you’re done.

For fun, decorate one. Use two cloves for horns, peppercorns for eyes and a chive for the tail. But don’t eat the decorations. They can taste a little nasty!

An even healthier idea

Mix the yolks in your baggy with an equal amount of hummus. Nutritious and easy! The egg whites make sweet little dishes the kids will love.


Keep pies away from your devil eggs. Sweets have a reputation for smashing good nutrition out of the ball park!


  • Pickled pink – Treating your hard-boiled eggs to a little pickled beet juice makes a pretty ( and pretty-good-tasting) snack!
  • Hummus: Pretty in Pink – Keep home-made hummus on hand. Even better, make it pink!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karen
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 10:36:28

    I can’t help but just see an upside down birdie!! May I’m not terribly devilish myself…


    • Vinny Grette
      Mar 24, 2011 @ 13:39:18

      I tried macaroni for horns, but they were too pale and didn’t show up well in the photograph. I think we might get away with thinking this little guy looks a tiny bit like a fierce Tasmanian devil…


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