How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs

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Has anyone else noticed that is has been staying lighter later? This makes me very happy. I know I am not the only one who feels this way, but feeling like you have more daylight in a day makes you feel more productive.

It was a busy weekend for me between dinner with our best friends, visiting family and watching a close friend christen their adorable baby girl, the weekend just seemed to fly by. It’s weekends like this that make me very anxious if I don’t have time to prep food for the week. And since I knew I wasn’t going to have all my usual allotted time on Sunday, I knew I had to keep it easy and simple.
So I decided to make hard boiled eggs for quick weekday breakfasts & snacks. These are often a staple in my house. M will take a few to work for breakfast, and I like to have them as a mid-day snack. Although my weakness is avocado toast with a crushed hard boiled. But the potential goes well beyond just these two.
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Knowing how to hard boil eggs is an essential skill to have, only takes a few minutes from start to finish and the clean up is almost non-existent. There are varying techniques that you will find online, I have seen a ton lately using the uber-popular InstaPot but since I have yet to jump on the bandwagon I can’t say for sure how they hold up. However, I am sharing with you the recipe that I find this is the most common and, tried & true.
  1. Place eggs in a pot. Cover eggs with cold water until completely covered (by approx. 1 inch of water).
  2. Bring water to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, remove the pot from the heat and cover.
  4. Let eggs sit and cook for 4-10 minutes depending on your liking (4 minutes for soft, 8 minutes for medium, 10 minutes for hard).
  5. After desired time is up, immediately place into an ice bath to cool.
  6. Once fully cooled, refrigerate until ready to eat.*

You can deshell right away or keep them in their shell until you are ready to eat – totally personal preference.


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