The incredible, edible egg! I am going to show you how to perfectly boiled eggs, so you can eat the whole thing. 🙂
Have you hard boiled eggs, and started to peel them, only to have the egg white stick to your egg shell? You end up wasting most of the egg, and vow to never boil eggs again? Fear not! Today, I’m going to walk you through boiling the perfect hard egg.
Eggs are a staple in our home. We eat eggs for breakfast and hard boiled eggs are perfect for snacks. And our family loves a yummy egg salad! Mmmmm!
These little oval white gems are packed with lots of perfect nutrition. They are among the most nutritious foods on the planet! An egg contains about 70 calories and is packed with 6 grams of protein and about 5 grams of healthy fats. You’ll also be happy to know that eggs contain many B vitamins and vitamin A, among many other minerals and disease fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin. Awwweeesooome!
Please make sure that you buying organic, cage free eggs. These eggs will be much higher in Omega 3’s, and eat the whole thing! Don’t throw the yolk out. We need lots of healthy fats in our diet. But Shawna, won’t fat make me fat? Heck no! Sugar and added hormones make you fat. So stick to organic cage free eggs as part of your healthy lifestyle.
Let’s boil some eggs shall we?!?
First of all place 1 dozen organic eggs into the bottom of a medium sized pan. Fill the pan with water until it’s about 1/2 inch above the eggs. Put your pan on the stove and bring to a boil on medium high heat. Your boil time will depend on how you like the consistency of your yolk. Your boil time will be 7-10 minutes from the start of boiling. The 7 minute time will be if you want your yolk more moist and the 10 minute boil will be for those of you that like your yolk nice and dry.
Here’s where the magic happens! Once your boil time is over, drain all of the hot water from your pan. Fill the pan with ice and then put enough cold water in the pan to just cove the ice. Let the eggs cool for about 15-ish minutes. Dry them and put back into your egg container, and refrigerate.
To peel, crack the shell and roll all around, don’t forget about the top and bottom. Be gentle to not apply to much pressure, but enough to break the shell apart. Gently peel the shell off and rinse and dry your egg with a paper towel. And enjoy!
As a side note, if your eggs are super fresh, they will be a little harder to peel. Just take your time and it’ll stay in tact. 🙂
There you have it! No more frustrations with hard boiled eggs. You and your family can now enjoy the super healthy benefits that eggs have to offer.
Is there anything you need help with? Let me know in the comments below if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to write about, that’s what I’m here for!