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Boiled Eggs and Blogging

Posted Mar 27 2012 6:23pm

Believe it or not, until today, I had never boiled an egg. Don't get me wrong. I love a good hard boiled egg. They make a great, protein packed snack or breakfast on the go. I just never had to boil them myself. 
Then there is the matter of my cholesterol. Genetically, I have borderline high cholesterol. The first time I found this out, I was shocked. Are you kidding me? I eat healthier than 99% of the population, and I have borderline high cholesterol?! Thanks a lot, Dad.... That begs the question, should I even be eating hard boiled eggs in the first place? Aren't eggs suppose to be bad for cholesterol challenged individuals like me? I thought they were "incredible"....
Oh well.... I figure everything in moderation, right? ....Except gluten.... and dairy.... and cashews....
Anyway, back to my hard boiled eggs. I used an unconventional method and was shocked at my success. Perfect hard boiled eggs with no cracking or leaky egg whites. I did accidentally drop one, but it ended up working out. How else would I know if the eggs were cooked properly?! Here is the method I used:
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
  1. Place eggs in a single layer in the bottom of a saucepan.
  2. Add cold water until eggs are covered by at least 1 inch of water.
  3. Bring eggs and water to a boil. Once water is boiling, remove from heat for 10 seconds while you reduce the burner to low heat.
  4. Place the eggs back on the burner and cook on low for 1 minute.
  5. Remove the eggs from the heat, cover with a lid, and let sit for 12-15 minutes.
  6. Drain hot water and rinse with cold water until cooled.
  7. Place eggs in a covered bowl in the refrigerator until ready to dye or eat.

Once the eggs are cool, my little sister and I have BIG plans to dye them for Easter! Yes, I am 27 years old going on 12. 
I have really been enjoying experimenting with new uses for eggs. Last week for supper, I placed a Sunny Side Up Egg atop a bowl of steamed vegetables. 
Once broken, the egg yolk created a rich, delicious "sauce" that gave the entire dish a luscious, decadent flavor. So simple, yet so fancy!
What is your favorite egg dish?

This post is linked to Gluten Free Wednesdays at the Gluten Free Homemaker.
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