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Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs recipe

No matter what recipe or tips I have tried for perfect hard boiled eggs, none of them ever seem to deliver good results. Maybe it's because I have a gas stove top. Perhaps itís because I used a different type of pan. Whatever the reason, I decided to attempt to make my own perfect hard boiled eggs for my snacks throughout the week. After several tried and failed attempts, I finally came up with the following recipe. It works without fail, every time.

You will need:

1 dozen extra large grade AA eggs
A large enough pot for all of the eggs to fit comfortably
Enough cold tap water to cover eggs by an inch

STEP 1: Carefully place eggs in a pot (I used a large stainless steel soup pot).

STEP 2: Cover the eggs in the pot with water so that the eggs are covered with water by about an inch.

STEP 3: Bring pot of eggs and water to a boil over high heat. As soon as the water starts to boil, turn down heat to low. Set a kitchen timer and boil the eggs for 5 minutes exactly.

STEP 4: After the eggs have boiled for 5 minutes, turn off the stove, but leave the eggs in the pot, and cover with a tight fitting lid.

STEP 5: Let the eggs sit for 5 more minutes.

STEP 6: Carefully drain the boiling water from the eggs; I recommend always wearing some form of protective mitts to protect your hands and arms when working with boiling water.

STEP 7: Fill the pot with cold water, and let the eggs sit for about 2 minutes. Drain the water again. Repeat the cold water process once.

STEP 8: *THIS STEP IS IMPERATIVE FOR EASILY PEELED EGGS: After you have run your hard boiled eggs through 2 cycles of cold water rinsing, it's time to peel them. Take an egg, crack it, and run it under luke-warm water while you're peeling it. The shells will fall right off.

STEP 9: After peeling each egg, place them on a paper towel to dry. Store in a tight-sealing Rubbermaid-type container for up to 3 days in the fridge. Make sure the eggs are dry before storing.

Suggestions:

Eggs are a great source of protein. Itís best to pair up your proteins with a complex carbohydrate for optimal digestive and nutritional results. Some great suggestions for pairing up hard boiled eggs (protein) with complex carbohydrates are as follows:

FOR KIDS AND ADULTS:

2 hard boiled eggs along the side of Ĺ cup hot whole oatmeal & berries.
2 hard boiled eggs and a slice of whole grain toast spread with 1 tbsp natural nut butter.
2 hard boiled eggs with half of an organic apple.
Hard boiled eggs chopped up over a veggie salad with grilled chicken breasts.
Hard boiled eggs and a handful of nuts.
Hard boiled eggs chopped up and mixed with 2 tablespoons hummus & 4 whole grain crackers.



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