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10 deviled egg hacks that make the process so much easier

Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...

From cooking to peeling to filling, use these tips for perfect deviled eggs every time

As delicious and bite-size as they may be, deviled eggs aren't always so easy to make. If you want to avoid peeling problems, rings around the yolk and filling issues that look like a Pinterest fail, these devilish hacks just might change your life.

Peeling

Peeling hard-boiled eggs seems to be the most troublesome part of the deviled egg-making process, so we'll start here. Try out these methods, and find the one that works best for you.

1. Use a glass of water

You don't even need to touch the egg when you use this method.

2. Use a potato masher, carefully

Carefully is the key word here. You don't want to end up with mashed eggs.

3. Roll it

Roll your way to effortlessly peeled eggs.

4. Look, Ma, no hands

I'm not saying this is the most sanitary way to peel eggs, but it's a cool party trick.

Cooking

The way you cook your eggs will determine whether or not you'll crack them open to find that greenish ring and sulfurous smell. This is a telltale sign of overcooking, and it can be fixed.

5. You don't even need to boil water

Use a muffin tin and the oven to bake your way to perfect eggs without ever boiling water.

6. Steam fresh eggs

From cooking to peeling to filling, use these tips for perfect deviled eggs every time
Image: brianna.lehman/Flickr

As wonderful as fresh eggs are for breakfast, they're actually more difficult to peel when you hard-boil them. Simply Recipes recommends that if your eggs aren't at least a week or two old, steaming them is the way to go.

7. Bring to a boil, turn off the heat. The end.

From cooking to peeling to filling, use these tips for perfect deviled eggs every time
Image: Sharon/Flickr

Don't let your eggs bounce around in a pot of boiling water for too long. Bring the water to a boil, turn off the heat immediately, and let the residual heat do the work. No more overcooked yolks.

Next up: How to fill deviled eggs with ease

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