Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Perfect Egg...everytime

I have gotten the question lately on how to properly cook hard boiled eggs. I often times cook them at the beginning of the week to keep in the fridge for an easy snack. My son and I often just eat the egg whites, but having an occasional yolk is fine too. Egg whites are high in protein and a great snack.

Bring water to boil and carefully immerse eggs into water. Bring temperature down to low and allow eggs to cook for 12 minutes. Take out of water and allow to cool. If the days are a few days old they are often easier to peel the shells off so allow a few days before boiling or store in the refridge for up to 5 days.

Hard boiled eggs are a great snack...also try egg salad or egg white salad (a favorite of mine). Think about limiting mayo, using a low fat alternative, dijon mustard or veganaise.


  1. I love how everyone has their own way to cook a hard boiled egg. I put eggs in pot, boil the water, and as soon as it starts boiling, I cover and turn off the heat and let sit for 13 minutes (yes, 13!). Can't say they're perfect every time, but more than enough.
    Happy Protein snacking...the egg is considered the "Gold Standard" of protein!

  2. If you try to spin the hard boiled egg and it spins rather than bobbling around - you know it's done.

  3. love it! thanks for the suggestions!