Do you enjoy a hard boiled egg as much as I do? I cook up about a dozen eggs almost every week. I have one for lunch four to five days a week. When my grandchildren visit, they are thrilled that these cooked eggs are ready for their consumption. In fact, if I do not have eggs, hard boiled prepared, it is considered taboo!
I used to cook them in the traditional way, wherein I would put them in a pot, cover with water and boil them for a period time. However, if you were Google the questions “how to make hard boil eggs?” you will get a plethora of options from which to choose.
You will find that Google will give you several listings on how to make the perfect hard boiled eggs. There are also videos to watch.
The easiest way to make the perfect hard boil eggs is to put them in a pot, cover with cool water. Next, you bring the water with the eggs in side to a boil. Turn off the heat and cover with a lid for 15-17 minutes. The amount of time is based on the size and number of eggs that you are cooking. Larger eggs or larger quantities may need a little more time.
The cool-down process is important and running cool water over them after draining is key to an easy to peel egg. If you are keeping the eggs within their shell in the refrigerator, be sure to keep them in an air tight container. If you wish to peel them before refrigeration, be sure to crack them and let them cool and soak in cool water for several minutes. The cool water will penetrate under the shell making it easier to peel.
I have found that if the eggs are cooked too long, not cooled properly or refrigerated without covering, you can have shells that stick to the egg and make it difficult and sometime even painful to peel. Cracking them for peeling can cause them to crack in smaller pieces, poking you every time you attempt to remove the shell. Additionally, it can peel the whites of the eggs off with it.
Keep in mind that an egg stored in the refrigerator can keep longer if unshelled, however, being without its shell will be more enticing for the family to enjoy.
Would you like to make hard boil eggs that are already peeled? You may want to consider the Eggies Deluxe Plastic Egg Cooker. This set makes it possible to finally enjoy hard boiled eggs without peeling a single shell. Just crack, cook and twist! Your eggs will come out perfectly boiled and ready for use. You can even season these eggs before cooking them.
Hard boiled eggs can make a nice, quick and healthy snack. It’s the cheapest protein you can consume. Having hard boiled eggs available gives you a number of opportunities. You can make egg salad sandwiches. You can add diced up hard boiled eggs to your healthy greens, use in your tuna salad, chicken salad or potato salad. They can be sliced down to garnish the top of your garden salad or even simply eat them alone. You may wish to consider making deviled eggs, picked eggs or add them to a breakfast burrito or be creative with brunch enchiladas.
Regardless of your preference, you can find many ways to have the perfect snack for your family when you make hard boiled eggs and keep them handy.
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