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Easter Eggs

Posted Apr 09 2009 5:24pm

p4070135-wince

Wednesday: Protein

We eat more hard boiled eggs at Easter time than the whole rest of the year.  Hard boiled egg are a perfect little pre-packaged, yet totally unprocessed snack.  My kids love to eat them straight out of the shell. 

I already posted about the benefits of eggs, so here are a few tricks to hard boiling that works for us.

  • Place eggs gently in pot of cold water.
  • Once the water begins to boil, cook eggs for 10 minutes in boiling water.
  • HERE is my secret. As soon as ten minutes are up, immediately pour hot water out and immerse hot eggs in cold water.  This makes it easier when you peel the egg by seperating the shell from the egg white.  I even add ice cubes to the water to really cool it off quickly.
  • MARK your hard boiled eggs so you know they aren’t your raw ones.
  • Forgot to mark the egg?  Spin it. If it spins, its hard boiled.  If it wobbles and falls, its not cooked.

What do you do with your hard boiled eggs?  Egg salad, egg on toast, deviled egg, straight out of the shell?  I have to admit, the only thing we do is eat them straight out of the shell. 

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