Egg Werks (Easter May Be Over, But We're Not Over Eggs!)


Here are some tips, tricks and recipe ideas for making the best use of your eggs — after Easter, or any time of year — and reducing some angst in the process.


Boiled Egg Tips and Tricks

How to peel an egg: Adding salt to your water before you boil your eggs helps with peeling. Shocking your hot cooked eggs in an ice bath and letting them cool down quickly also helps. And, if you can get a hold of the membrane between the shell and the egg, peeling it off along with the shell can help. Lastly, eggs that are not uber fresh sometimes also peel more easily. [Also see Note in the "How to Soft Boil an Egg..." section, below.]

How to avoid the dreaded grey green yolk ring in a hard boiled egg: Simply not overcooking your eggs helps. Anything over 9 minutes will produce the green egg ring. Shocking boiled eggs immediately in ice water also keeps them from cooking further. See just below for a step-by-step guide.

Soft boiling eggs is a great way to prolong fresh eggs’ best by date by 5 to 7 days.


How to Soft Boil an Egg and Avoid the Dreaded Grey Yolk Ring

You will need:

  • A 2-quart or larger pot with lid
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 eggs -- or more, just make sure your eggs lay in an even layer in the pot



  1. Gently place eggs in bottom of pan and cover with cold water (about 6 cups). You’ll want to make sure your eggs are completely submerged. Place pot on burner.
  2. Add salt and turn the burner to high, bringing your water to a boil. Depending on the type of burner and size of your pot, this can take anywhere from 9 to 12 minutes (So may we suggest you don’t stand and watch?)
  3. Once boiling, turn burner off and cover pot with lid.
  4. Set a timer for 5 minutes. While eggs are finishing, get an ice bath going: In a big bowl, add 2 cups of ice to 3 cups of water.
  5. When the 5 minutes are up, remove eggs from hot water and place them in the ice water bath, letting them cool down.
  6. For more medium-boiled eggs, add 1 minute to this recipe.
  7. For hard-boiled eggs, add 3 minutes to this recipe.


Note: Some sources say that starting eggs in cold water makes them harder to peel. In our experience, there are many variables, not all of them known, that affect how easy any given egg is to peel.





Seasoned Soft-Boiled Egg Avocado Toast

Level-up your avocado toast game by adding a soft-boiled egg and a dynamic spice blend.


You will need:


  1. Toast bread.
  2. Spread avocado on toast.
  3. Add egg slices.
  4. Sprinkle seasoning on top.

Chef’s Suggestions: 

Try Frontier Co-op® Prime Cuts Citrus Pepper for a bright bite.

Try Frontier Co-op® Turmeric Twist Savory Blend for an earthy umami flavor profile.


Spice Encrusted Eggs

A fun way to use left over soft- or hard-boiled eggs. This simple process can get the whole family involved — even the little ones can help with this task.



  1. Peel boiled eggs and set aside.
  2. Pour ¼ cup Frontier Co-op® Za'atar Seasoning on a plate.
  3. Roll eggs in seasoning, slice in half and set on a plate.

Chef Suggestion: 

Try these seasoning blends for fun variations in color as well as taste:

Frontier Co-op® Green Harvest

Frontier Co-op® Garlic ‘n Herb Seasoning

Frontier Co-op® Nacho Spice Nutritional Yeast

Frontier Co-op® Everything Blend





Level-up the nutrients and forgo the vinegar with this tasty recipe.


You will need:



  1. Remove yolks from eggs and set aside in a bowl.
  2. Place egg whites on a plate and place in fridge to keep cold.
  3. Add mayo, mustard and Frontier Co-op® Dill & Vinegar Nutritional Yeast to egg yolks and blend with a whisk until smooth.
  4. Drop dollops of yolk mixture into egg whites. Garnish with dill pickles and Frontier Co-op® Prime Cuts Cracked Pepper.

Chef Suggestions:

Substitute these seasonings for other great flavor profiles:

Frontier Co-op® Prime Cuts Spicy Pepper: 1 teaspoon for a hot-spicy-pepper devilish egg.

Frontier Co-op® Applewood Smoked Salt: ¼ teaspoon, plus ½ teaspoon Frontier Co-op® Smoked Paprika for a smoky deviled egg.


Sliders, casserole...?? No need to choose! You can have both in one with this easy recipe.


You will need:

  • 1 package (12 count) whole wheat dinner rolls
  • 1 cup of favorite fully cooked breakfast meat (bacon, Canadian bacon, sausage patties)
  • 1 cup of favorite shredded cheese (sharp cheddar, gruyere, pepperjack)
  • 4 soft boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon Frontier Co-op® Everything Blend 



  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Slice rolls in half and layer bottom halves into a casserole dish.
  3. Sprinkle your favorite cheese, breakfast meat, sliced egg and another layer of cheese onto rolls.
  4. Add roll tops and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Brush tops with butter and sprinkle with Frontier Co-op® Everything Blend; return to oven and bake for 5 minutes more.
  6. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Egg Salad


Classic, simple salad with fun flavor twists.


You will need:


  1. In a bowl, mix together mayonnaise, eggs, and seasoning. That’s it!!!


Chef Suggestions:

Serve with a side of fresh sliced cucumbers, pickled onions and warm pita bread.

Try a variation of egg salad with Frontier Co-op® All-purpose Seasoning or Frontier Co-op® Indian Curry Seasoning.