Eggs are a staple in our diets, and we make a concerted effort to eat them ever single day becuase of their nutrient density and protein content. Not only are they nutrient powerhouses, they are easy to prepare, go with lots of different flavors, and tasty to boot! When we get home from the supermarket, one of the first things we do is boil a dozen (or two) right away, so we've got an easy grab-and-go snack throughout the week.
Believe it or not, there is a right and a wrong way to boil your eggs! Did you know that if your eggs have an odor when you peel them, are too hard to peel, have a chalky textured yolk (they should be creamy!), or have a colored tint to the yolk instead of perfectly yellow all around, that means they are overcooked? We've got the scoop on how to make perfectly cooked, stink-less, creamy, easy to peel, tasty hard boiled eggs for you right here, with tips from our friends over at Nom Nom Paleo!
1. Grab a big pot.
2. Gently puncture a small hole through the shell of each egg before placing it into the empty pot. This helps prevent the contents of the egg from boiling over and splitting the shell while cooking, and helps make them very easy to peel when they're done. Use a sharp thumb tack or a needle to make a small hole at one end of the egg.
3. Submerge all the eggs, with about an inch of water of coverage.
4. Cover the pot and place over high heat to bring to a boil. Keep your eyes on the pot during this time!
5. Once your water is at a good boil, start your timer for ONE minute.
6. When one minute is up, turn off the heat. Let them sit in the hot water, covered, for another 10 minutes. This is the secret to the most perfectly cooked eggs ever!
7. After 10 minutes, drain and transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with cold water and ice. This stops their cooking immediately and ensures they won't be overcooked.
Add your eggs to salads, eat them as is with a little salt, or any other way you like to enjoy your eggs.