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The Genius Deviled Egg Topping Alex Guarnaschelli Adds For A Salty Crunch
Most deviled eggs recipes are simple: hard-boil eggs, scoop out the yolks, mix them with mayo and mustard, then add the yolk back in. The fun part is adding custom toppings or seasonings to your eggs, and Food Network's Alex Guarnaschelli uses a deliciously salty, crunchy ingredient that you might already have in your pantry.
Guarnaschelli uses her special topping on the egg whites, an oft-ignored part of the equation compared to the egg yolks. She dips the boiled whites into crushed-up potato chips to add a nice crunch, telling Food & Wine that "if there's crunchy chips on the underside, that's almost more dramatic than a tasty topping that's actually on top."
Guarnaschelli also often adds seasonings to her egg whites before scooping the yolk mixture back in. To make sure the egg is cooked just right, the celeb chef recommends bringing the eggs to a boil in a pot of water, then turning the heat off, covering the pot, and letting them sit in the residual heat for 10 minutes for gentle, even cooking.