I love eggs. When I was a child, I couldn’t stand them. But as I came to enjoy onions, yams, squash, and yogurt, I also decided at some point that eggs are the bomb. Hard-boiled eggs are my favorite.
What I don’t care for is peeling hard-boiled eggs. I’ve tried the so-called “tricks” that claim to remove an eggshell in one fell swoop. I call BS, because no matter what I do, peeling an egg always ends in a pile of eggshell confetti. I also can’t peel an orange worth a damn, so maybe it’s a case of operator error.
You might recall I was recently gushing about my new Ninja system. It came with a book on healthy eating, which contains some recipes, and I chose to try out a recipe for egg salad that uses the food processor attachment. I boiled a dozen eggs like it was no big thing, not thinking of the fact that I’d have to peel every last one of them.
The first egg gave me little trouble. I prayed it was a good omen for the remaining 11 eggs, but it turned out to be a cruel joke. Most of the rest ended up looking like this:
The recipe called for 12 egg whites, but taking into account all the egg white that peeled off with the shell, I’m lucky if I had a grand total of ten. I’m also lucky I still had the skin on my right thumb. LORDY, egg shells are sharp!
I added the only other ingredients to the food processor, along with the eggs: light mayo or hummus (I chose hummus), and a little Dijon mustard.
The good news is that the food processor attachment performs excellently. Within seconds, I had a beautiful egg salad ready to eat for lunch every day.
The bad news is that it tasted like crap. More accurately, it tasted like nothing at all. Which is equivalent to tasting like crap, as far as I’m concerned. I peeled twelve bleeping eggs and nearly tore the skin off my thumb, all for an egg salad that, in the end, I couldn’t bear to eat.
I guess that’s one of the challenges of cooking: that sometimes no amount of effort can prevent the fact that some recipes are just plain awful.
Luckily, my Ninja and I had redemption soon after this disappointing experience. I’ll be sure to tell you allllll about it in my next post. 😉
Before you go, here’s the newest Barf of the Week: Pee Cubes! They’re really almond milk ice cubes, but let’s be honest, they look a lot like pee.