I DID IT!!!!! I HARD BOILED AN EGG!!!!!
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
- Place eggs in a single layer in the bottom of a saucepan.
- Add cold water until eggs are covered by at least 1 inch of water.
- 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.
- Place the eggs back on the burner and cook on low for 1 minute.
- Remove the eggs from the heat, cover with a lid, and let sit for 12-15 minutes.
- Drain hot water and rinse with cold water until cooled.
- 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.