Hard boiled egg request - silly question

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guest declared herself gluten free and requested a hard boiled egg.  fine.  

how do we serve it?   peeled or unpeeled?    Help!  she'll be up in an hour!

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The funny thing is, I am not a fan of hard boiled eggs.  Kind of yuck.   But they did look so homey and pretty in their little red bowl.  And they all got eaten.  So, I guess it's not about me.  I don't eat coffee cake either, but I put it out for guests.   LOL

 

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They are common on continentals as a protein. Not sure what your health dept regs are on them, keeping them if they are not eaten and such. You would know that. I know when I watched Hotel Impossible once he marked one of the eggs underneath to see if they came back out to the continental. 

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

They are common on continentals as a protein. Not sure what your health dept regs are on them, keeping them if they are not eaten and such. You would know that. I know when I watched Hotel Impossible once he marked one of the eggs underneath to see if they came back out to the continental. 

 

I don't think we'd re-serve them.   Didn't have to find out this time.  Smiling

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They are common on continentals as a protein. Not sure what your health dept regs are on them, keeping them if they are not eaten and such. You would know that. I know when I watched Hotel Impossible once he marked one of the eggs underneath to see if they came back out to the continental. 

 

I don't think we'd re-serve them.   Didn't have to find out this time.  Smiling

That is one reason I am scared to eat them, but I know yours are fresh! But that is why they are in the shell when served, vs peeled.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

They are common on continentals as a protein. Not sure what your health dept regs are on them, keeping them if they are not eaten and such. You would know that. I know when I watched Hotel Impossible once he marked one of the eggs underneath to see if they came back out to the continental. 

 

I don't think we'd re-serve them.   Didn't have to find out this time.  Smiling

That is one reason I am scared to eat them, but I know yours are fresh! But that is why they are in the shell when served, vs peeled.

I worked at a retaurant that served what they called, Grandma's Breakfast.   It was a hard boiled egg, sliced, a couple pieces of hard cheese, tomato and toast.   I considered slicing them, but decided it wasn't worth it.  Especially with the buffet.  Our food sits out for two hours.   8 - 10.

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in the UK boiled eggs are traditionally served soft boiled in the shell in an egg cup

We do however do hard boiled and then plunge in cold water if they want them that way.

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Joey Camb wrote:

in the UK boiled eggs are traditionally served soft boiled in the shell in an egg cup

We do however do hard boiled and then plunge in cold water if they want them that way.

Our license doesn't permit us to cook soft boiled or any soft cooked eggs.   Not sure why hard boiled is ok.   I guess they can't be 'undercooked.'  

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its salmonella disease - killed by Hardboiling, in the UK there was a  massive scare about 15 years ago, everyone went bonkers about it (no one was actually sick) now eggs have to be tested and marked with a lion brand if you want to serve them soft boiled.

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I buy the more expensive brown eggs for hard boiled, and put mine in a basket (leaving them in the shell) , along with some string cheese and greek yogurt.  I put this out and call it "the protein basket" on Stuffed French Toast days - for the people that are trying to cut down on carbs. 
 

Place some paper napkins by your bowl, so when they peel it, they can place it on the napkin for you to whisk away (instead of on their plate with other food items).  If you're really bored and inspired, you could even make some little napkin "pockets" for the eggs and display them that way.  Sometimes I draw faces on my eggs too.  LOL

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BananaE29 wrote:

I buy the more expensive brown eggs for hard boiled, and put mine in a basket (leaving them in the shell) , along with some string cheese and greek yogurt.  I put this out and call it "the protein basket" on Stuffed French Toast days - for the people that are trying to cut down on carbs. 
 

Place some paper napkins by your bowl, so when they peel it, they can place it on the napkin for you to whisk away (instead of on their plate with other food items).  If you're really bored and inspired, you could even make some little napkin "pockets" for the eggs and display them that way.  Sometimes I draw faces on my eggs too.  LOL

 

Love the idea of individual paper pockets!  And the faces must be fun!

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 do you serve a buffet?

 if you do, be careful with the hard boiled eggs.  i had guests pocket them and gleefully tell me they were saving them for lunch. as if they were free for me to provide. 

 

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seashanty wrote:

 do you serve a buffet?

 if you do, be careful with the hard boiled eggs.  i had guests pocket them and gleefully tell me they were saving them for lunch. as if they were free for me to provide. 

 

 

LOL.  As long as they get eaten and I don't end up with leftovers, I'm good.  

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TheBeachHouse wrote:

seashanty wrote:

 do you serve a buffet?

 if you do, be careful with the hard boiled eggs.  i had guests pocket them and gleefully tell me they were saving them for lunch. as if they were free for me to provide. 

 

 

LOL.  As long as they get eaten and I don't end up with leftovers, I'm good.  

But leftovers would be deviled eggs!! Yum!!!

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Thanks for the responses.  We ended up putting out 5 hard boiled eggs in a pretty red bowl.  (We do help yourself buffet.) She took two and asked for salt.   Ooops.  We will know next time.  I pulled my ruby glass salt shaker that I'd never used that looks somewhat like a lighthouse.   Works!

In the meantime, we also put out gluten free yogurt parfaits with gluten free strawberries and gluten free honey in them.   But the special order was fulfilled and we learned a new "recipe."

 

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epilogue:

Sold out!   All 5 were gone (8 guests total).   So I guess we have a new addition to the standard menu.   Not difficult to do.  Pretty in the red bowl.   And I guess, a hit.   (Myself?  yuck, don't even like the smell of them.)  

AND, she thanked us for honoring her special request.  

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In the shell in a nice bowl. I don't usually have any kind of decorative bits around but a lettuce leaf would be nice.

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wondering what you did. i'd give it to her in the shell - depending on how many guests and how busy you are, i'd offer to peel it

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