From a nutritional standpoint, eggs are the perfect food. They’re low in calories, high in protein, and packed full of both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (aka healthy fats). They also contain a number of important nutrients, including but not limited to:
- Vitamins A, B5, B12, and B2,
- and Selenium.
And if that’s not enough, due to their protein content eggs are incredibly satisfying, keeping you feeling full longer.
(Source: Top 10 Health Benefits of Eating Eggs)
Preparing the perfect hard boiled egg is easier than you think. The method below was modified from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook (Revised Edition) and is practically foolproof for achieving perfectly cooked whites, yolks, and an easy peel.
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How to Hard Boil Eggs
2 Quarts of Water
Pinch of Salt
- Place eggs in the bottom of a small saucepan. Gently pour in water and sprinkle in salt.
- Turn stove to medium high heat and bring the water just to a rolling boil. Watch the water carefully, if the boil becomes too rapid the eggs may jostle and break.
- Remove from heat, cover and let sit for exactly 10 minutes.
- Carefully remove the eggs one by one into an ice bath. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Really cold eggs will create an easier peel. Another tip for an easy peel is to use older eggs. If you can plan ahead, purchase your eggs for hard boiling 1 week in advance.
- Peel eggs gently under cold, running water.
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