hard-boiled eggs

Ever since I discovered how easy it is to make hard-boiled eggs, these little gems have become such a staple in our household for a healthy meal or snack! Sure, everyone can boil water, but this technique is the best way (I have found) to make them the best-they-can-be! The shells fall off easier and the insides are bright yellow (no greenish insides)! I found this technique on Greenlitebites. She’s an adventurous healthy foodie with really fun ideas.

Start by bringing a pot of water to a boil on high.

Then drop each egg individually into the water. I use a slotted spoon to gently get them to the bottom of the pot. I usually look over the eggs prior to dropping them into the water for any major cracks. It’s totally fine if there are a couple of cracks; it’s just a little messy! They are usually the first to be eaten, too! You can see in the picture there is one cracked egg (on the left); I cracked it trying to take the picture and hold the spoon at the same time! Oops!

Once all the eggs are in the water (continue boiling – that’s the key!), let them sit for 15 minutes.

Prepare an ice bath, a bowl with cold water and ice cubes.

After the 15 minutes are up, put them directly into the ice bath for an hour! I think this is what makes the eggshells fall off!

After an hour, dry them off, and place them in the refrigerator to enjoy! I used to put them in a bowl or place them in the same grocery egg crate they came in.  I would advise marking them with a marker, as I used to do, so you’ll know it’s a hard-boiled egg, but NOW I have this fabulous ceramic egg crate for hard-boiled eggs!  They sell them here and here, if you want your own. So fun. I wish I would have known about the blue crate, I would have got that one! 

Now it’s time to enjoy!  I usually get a paper towel or plate out and roll the egg on its side. The shell falls off in two halves and you’re ready to eat it!!

Add salt and pepper…

Or mustard and pepper (my favorite)

Enjoy!!

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