I promise I didn’t mean to make two egg recipes in a row, but as it turns out I feel confident cooking eggs and gravitate towards them. If that means I'm wussing out, so be it!
But if I thought that just because boiling eggs is simple this recipe would be easy, boy was I wrong. Not having grown up in a house that uses spicy ingredients, ever, I have very little experience handling them. I quickly learned that opening the seal on a Sriracha sauce bottle with my teeth was a bad idea. There was hot sauce in my mouth, in my eyes and on my hands before I was finished ruining everything.
Once I’d regained my eyesight (and my dignity) however, the recipe was pretty simple. It tells you to sit the eggs in iced water for five minutes after boiling them, which apparently (I Googled it) makes it easier to peel the shell off? I don’t know if this is true, but the shell peeling went well enough. I felt a little wasteful peeling them under running water like Chrissy told me to, so I peeled them in the iced water instead and that worked fine.
My whole kitchen smelled like eggs - something everyone loved complaining about - but I gotta tell ya, it was worth it. When I was done, these fuckers were delicious. I halved the recipe and only made six (three eggs) because everyone refused to try my food the first time around. Well mum had no issues demolishing half my eggs. And they were so good we immediately wanted more, so we made them again this weekend. If every recipe in this book is so delicious I feel compelled to make them over and over again I'm going to have a serious problem. With 98 recipes and 50 weeks to go, I don't have that kind of time.
Needless to say, this recipe was a success.