Monday, April 24, 2017

The Secret to Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Have you ever tried to peel hard boiled eggs and the shells are sticking to the eggs? No matter how careful you are, you're going to take chunks out of the egg trying to get those cursed shells off. And no one wants to eat the deviled eggs with craters in them. They'll be the saddest, loneliest deviled eggs at the potluck... guaranteed.

I have to share the new method I've been using to hard boil eggs because for the first time in my life, I'm doing it right. I mean, just look at these perfectly peeled hard boiled eggs!

This is important stuff if you're like me and you're obsessed with deviled eggs. You see back on Easter of 2016, we had a little mix up and someone who I love but will never forgive brought chips instead of deviled eggs to lunch. I was devastated. I didn't realize how much I looked forward to deviled eggs until that day and I vowed from then on, I would personally make deviled eggs for every family function.

 Easter 2017 - I dyed the eggs in turmeric and beet juice for a pop of color

Thanksgiving 2016 - I pureed roasted red peppers and added it to the yolk mixture and used chives from the garden for my pumpkin stems. 

But this isn't a post about deviled eggs. This is a post about the secret to perfect hard boiled eggs, because we always bring hard boiled eggs on the road. It's such an easy breakfast option and there's nothing to clean up. I don't know why this method is such a big secret but when you google "how to hard boil eggs," the first result tells you to place your eggs in a pot, cover with cold water, and then bring the water to a boil BUT THAT'S WRONG. When you go to peel them, the shells will stick to the eggs and you'll tear your hair out trying to get those things off.

The secret is to lower your eggs straight from the fridge into boiling water. Once they're in, lower the heat to a simmer and cook the eggs for twelve minutes. After twelve minutes, scoop them out and put them in ice water for a few minutes AND THEY'LL PEEL PERFECTLY. The shells will just slide right off and for anyone looking for an easy, high protein breakfast, hard boiled eggs are the perfect solution. 

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