It’s not always easy to think of healthy dishes to bring to a party. (Not everyone appreciates homemade style, I guess!) Devil’s eggs are a dish that delights the crowd and, when made with the right ingredients, are full of healthy fats.
I developed mostly traditional recipes to fit my eating habits and this artificial egg recipe is no exception. Thankfully, the eggs are healthy and self-adaptable (it’s easier for kids to learn to love).
Are Devil Eggs Good for You?
In a word, yes they can be! The right fats help your brain, hormones and body to function properly, especially as you age.
As mothers, we need more fat to be fertile, to grow a healthy baby and to breastfeed.
I’m a fan of eggs as an instant source of protein and healthy fats that don’t break the budget. You have to find a lot of egg recipes in my book. In addition to serving them for breakfast, we often put hard-boiled eggs on top of salads or fry raw eggs in nourishing broth to make a quick egg drop soup.
How to find the best eggs
Not all eggs are created equal. Unfortunately, many eggs in the store (even labeled “cage free”) are not healthy choices. And the color of the eggs really has nothing to do with the quality of the eggs!
Cage-free is technically correct because chickens are not kept in cages, but it is likely that they are still confined to dirty, large buildings that are not an ideal environment for animals to live. Feeding vegetarians is another misleading term, because chickens are not vegetarians! This basically means that they have fed grains, which may include GMO corn and soy.
The best eggs are from local sources that allow the hens to go out, sunlight, and eat insects according to nature’s intentions. There are some grocery store brands that are organic and human certified and make sure their chickens have outdoor time.
How to find healthy fruit
I have a homemade recipe for mayonnaise that we use at home. It contains coconut and olive oil to make a healthy, nourishing fat-filled massage. Unfortunately, most store-bought versions contain rancid and inflammatory edible oils such as canola and soy.
It only takes a few minutes to make a home version, but there are also a growing number of great store-bought options. (I want to think that this is in response to the demand of educated consumers like us!) I like this brand that uses avocado oil, but there are some good options with olive oil.
Tips for hard boiling eggs
Some people find it difficult to get the perfect hard-boiled egg, while others find it difficult. Here are some tips to help you get the perfect boiled egg out of shells with ease:
- Some claim that using slightly older eggs makes the shell easier
- Boil in water before laying eggs and then bring to a light boil
- Add a tablespoon of baking soda to the water (I haven’t tried it)
- To help separate the membrane, shell the eggs while dipping them in water
Instant pot hard boiled egg
Recently, I learned how to use my instant pot to make hard boiled eggs. This is the easiest method I have used and the eggs come out very good all the time. I mostly follow the detailed 5-5-5 procedure here, but I’m not really worried about cooling the eggs for just five minutes.
Prescription of healthy devil eggs
This recipe is great for bringing potlux and gatherings, but it’s just as delicious for a healthy breakfast around the house. Full of protein and healthy fats, it’s a filling choice.
Hard boiling eggs: The method of cooking
Bring a pot of water to a simmer. (You should not boil hard with hard bubbles or the eggs will burst.)
Using a tongs or chopped spoon, lower the egg into the water.
Gently simmer for about 10 minutes.
Transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice until completely cooled.
Hard boiled eggs: Quick pot method
Pour 1 cup of water and a trellis into the bowl of the instant pot.
Place the egg on the tray.
Quickly place the lid on the pot and set it to seal.
Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, after which the natural pressure will be released for 5 minutes.
Release the rest of the pressure and place the eggs in a bowl of ice water until cool.
Devil making eggs
Crack the eggs on all sides and then peel the shell as soon as it is under water.
Cut the eggs in half lengthwise.
Remove the yellow yolk and place in a bowl.
Arrange the egg whites on a plate.
Add all the ingredients except paprika to the egg yolks in a bowl and mash everything with a fork until smooth.
Put the egg yolk mixture in the middle of the egg whites. To make it a little more delicate and fancy, the filling can be piped instead. To pipe the filling, spoon into the corner of the plastic bag. Cut the corners and squeeze the filling into the egg parts.
Sprinkle with paprika and serve.
Service: 2Eggs | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 1Yes | Protein: 6Yes | Fat: 15Yes | Saturated fat: 3Yes | Trans fat: 1Yes | Cholesterol: 170But | Sodium: 368But | Potassium: 75But | Fiber: 1Yes | Sugar: 1Yes | Vitamin A: 249IU | Vitamin C: 1But | Calcium: 28But | Iron: 1But
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Do you like devil eggs? What’s your favorite healthy version of this classic appetizer? I’m glad to hear your hints!