Monday, 13 June 2016

The Perfect Hardboiled Egg

I found out yesterday that Meg and I make hard-boiled eggs the same way. I think I learnt the technique from my Aunty Laura (at least in my head that is who taught me.) It is the easiest - though not the fastest - way.

-- Put eggs in a pot with water.
-- Put it on the stove and wait for it to boil.
-- Once it boils take it off the heat and let it cool naturally.

The issue is the waiting for it to cool on its own, but as that is happening the egg is still cooking so you can’t rush it along. I know a lot of people who do a timed boil and then artificially cool the eggs with cold running water (waste of water for one thing.)

I also don’t add anything to the water or do anything to make the eggs easier to peel, though I did read an interesting Buzzfeed article a while ago that tested what things made the peeling easier.

I should do a bunch of hard-boiled eggs so I always have healthy protein on hand to take for lunch. Though I wouldn’t be sure if I should store them shell on or shell off.

How do you make your eggs? 
Any tips for peeling and/or storing? 

 Side note: My favourite thing to do with hard-boiled eggs is Deviled Eggs, but that isn’t so healthy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This post made me hungry for egg salad haha
I add a sprinkle of salt to the boiling water, seems to help the shells come off. I will have to try the boil and let it cool approach... although I am a big fan of instant gratification so this may be tricky.

Love T