I wanted to share with you the correct way to hard cook an egg. Often times people “boil” eggs and they become gray/green or rubbery. If you follow these steps you will get the bright yellow yolk and perfect eggs every time! This is a great low carb breakfast or snack idea!
How to hard cook an egg:
Step One: Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with water approximately 1 inch above eggs.
Step Two: Bring water to a boil. When the first bubble comes up from the bottom, turn the heat off.
Step Three: Immediately cover the eggs and leave on the burner. Set timer for 14 minutes.
Step 4: Run cold water over the eggs to stop the cooking process. Peel your eggs and enjoy!
This is the correct method to hard cook an egg. If you are making boiled eggs for egg salad, using them to garnish or making deviled eggs one of the key tips is to make sure they are not greenish/gray on the outside of the yolk. This is caused by over cooking. If you follow these simple steps you will have bright yellows and the whites will not be rubbery.
I like to meal prep by cooking at least a dozen hard cooked eggs each week. If you are following the Keto Diet this is a great way to be sure that you have snacks on hand for the week. Another helpful tip is to use “older” eggs nearing expiration. By doing so they will be easier to peel. I hope these tips help you!
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