When was the last time you looked up instructions for a hard-boiled egg? In making this Spicy Lime Paleo Egg Salad, I thought I should look into how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg instead of ending up with that over-cooked, dry egg with the grey ring… The answer I kept finding involved covering the eggs with at least an inch of water above them, bringing the water to a boil and then letting it sit for 6-10 minutes depending on how cooked you want it. I don't remember this being the way, and as many times as I tried I would always get distracted (watching The Walking Dead on the PVR, fishing out stuffed olives from a jar that was frustratingly narrow, or reading email updates from other paleo blogs), and missed when the water began boiling (that much water takes a while to get going), throwing the timing off each time.
No good. So I'm going with the old way: Boil for 7-10 minutes. I didn't have an inch of water covering them, maybe only half an inch, so it didn't take as long to boil. Maybe they're not the “perfect” hard-boiled egg, but they were great! So there. Probably saved me 10 minutes.
I found a great tool, actually (this is the best egg timer ever):
Happy Easter! Oh man, it's April… In my family it's Birthday Season. My brother-in-law. My sister. Both of my Dad's birthdays (one Dad, two birthdays – don't ask). I used to have to deal with my ex-gf's b-day and anniversary as well, but at least that's not an issue now.
Birthday season sneaks up on my every year!!! You'd think I'd be better prepared by now.
Any gift ideas? I don't think I can get away with dedicating this recipe to all of them (especially since my sister is not an egg or mayo fan – although after 3 decades I was finally able to sell her on my omelettes!).
This should make 2-3 servings depending on how full you make the lettuce.
- 5 eggs (hard boiled)(I cooked 6 so that I could just eat one…)
- 2–3 Tbsp paleo mayo (I used 3 Tbsp of Nom Nom's)
- 1/2–1 green chili peppers (finely diced)
- 2 Tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 medium dill pickle (finely chopped)
- 4–6 leaves iceberg lettuce
- paleo sweetener to taste (Use just a tiny amount. I used 1/8 tsp coconut nectar. We just want a hint of sweetness)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Use a fork to coarsely mash up eggs in a mixing bowl.
- Mix in paleo mayo, chili, lime, garlic, pickle, sweetener, salt and pepper.
- Stack two leaves of lettuce, and fill with 1/3-1/2 of egg mixture.
- Fold edges of inner leaf in on itself forming an envelope, and then the same with the outer leaf.
- Repeat with remaining leaves.
- Take large bite. Now take a photo and put it on Instagram @theprimaldesire. I'm not a fan of them, but if you're into using filters, go for it.