One thing that really makes a summer picnic nice is a tray of deviled eggs as a side dish. I love to eat one or deviled eggs with my hamburger or hot dog, but I rarely make them. When I do make deviled eggs, I start with hard boiled eggs and then add just a dab of mayonnaise, pickle relish and salt to the yolks, stuff the yolks back into the white and then sprinkle some paprika over the tops.
How I Make Hard-Boiled Eggs
Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and add just enough water to cover the eggs. Over medium-high heat slowly bring the water to a simmer – not a rolling boil. Reduce heat to low, cover the pan and cook the eggs at the barest simmer for 10 minutes.
To avoid the dark blue ring around the yolks, pour out the hot water into the sink and immediately run cold water over the eggs until completely cooled.
To peel, crack the shell several times on a hard surface and gently roll the egg between your palms to loosen shell. Peel off the shell by starting at the large end and discarding the shell into the trash or add the shell bits to your compost pile, but do not put shells down the garbage disposal. Rinse the peeled eggs under cold water or dip in water to remove bits of shell.