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Hard boiled eggs recipe

Hard boiled eggs recipe

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No, this is not a joke, some people might find it very useful to know how to boil an egg. It's also essential to know how to hard boil an egg for Easter so you can decorate them!

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IngredientsServes: 6

  • 6 eggs

MethodPrep:1min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:11min

  1. Add water to a large saucepan. Bring to the boil over medium heat.
  2. When the water starts boiling then add the eggs to the pan, one by one using a wooden spoon.
  3. Cook for exactly 10 minutes. Remove from pan and immediately run cold water.
  4. When they are cold and completely dry - you can paint them.

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Thank You Home schooler and yes you are right somebody does need to know. I normally follow Delias cook book but while I am in Italy I don't have it so this came in really helpful so thank you!!-04 Apr 2012

25 Delicious Ways to Use Up Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-cooked (or hard-boiled) eggs are a convenient and affordable source of protein. Whether they're leftover from Easter or you simply made a big batch, having them on hand means you have the components of a satisfying breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack anytime you need it.

To cook a batch of hard-boiled eggs, place one dozen eggs in a saucepan covered with cold water. Slowly bring the water to a boil, then cover the saucepan and remove from heat. Let the eggs sit for 12 minutes, then carefully transfer to a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process and make it easier to peel them. From here, serve the eggs as you like or store them in an airtight container for up to one week.

Of course, you can turn pre-cooked hard-boiled eggs, like the Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs pictured here, into spicy Deviled Eggs or slice and serve over salad. For an indulgent, Southern-inspired breakfast, make a creamy breakfast toast known as Eggs Goldenrod. Separate the egg whites from the yolks and mince the yolks. Then fold chopped whites into a creamy béchamel sauce and spoon over toast, then garnish with yolks. It's a hearty and handsome starter to your day.

A dish that's really dressed to impressed is our Egg-and-Caviar Dip. Hard-boiled eggs are folded together with crème fraîche, minced fresh chives, and Dijon mustard. Top with stunning trout roe and serve as the most stunning appetizer.

One of the most classic recipes that uses hard-boiled eggs is Nicoise Salad, which pairs hard-boiled eggs with olives, haricot verts, roasted plum tomatoes, oil-packed tuna, and crunchy Bibb lettuce. Our recipe is packed with protein, plus nutrient-rich vegetables, so it's a meal that's sure to satisfy.

Get cracking and try our favorite recipes that use up leftover hard-boiled eggs.

Firstly, you need to find a microwave-safe bowl for yourself. Now, take the eggs and let them sit at the bottom of the bowl. Then, fill with hot water to a height of about 1/2 inch over the eggs.

Next, add a 1/2 teaspoon of salt per egg. This is an important step one should keep in mind to prevent the explosion of eggs.

The types of eggs you want and the methods

  1. To make soft boiled eggs with runny yolks, first microwave them. Next, take them out of the hot water and immerse them in the cold water as soon as possible.
  2. If you want to make medium-boiled eggs, first boil them in the microwave. Next, allow them to be in the water for a minute or so. Then, quickly put them in a bowl with ice water
  3. If you want hard-boiled eggs with firm yolks, let the eggs sit in hot water for 2-3 minutes after you are done with a microwave.

Hard Boiled Egg Recipe Ideas

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

On the off chance you’re not starting with leftover hard boiled eggs, here’s my tutorial on how to make the perfect hard boiled eggs. Watch my step-by-step video tutorial and pick your favorite looking egg from the egg cook time chart.

Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are the most delicious bite-sized snack that’s perfectly portioned. They have a little spice to keep things interesting and can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes. You really can’t beat that for a healthy snack. Want a variation? Try my bacon deviled eggs or avocado deviled eggs.

Egg Salad

The classic egg salad can be turned into so many recipes – a salad, a sandwich or a wrap. My version is loaded with fresh herbs and no matter how you enjoy it, it’s quick, easy, tasty and nourishing. Watch my egg salad video for a collard wrap idea!

Avocado Egg Salad

It’s the California spin on egg salad. Just reduce the mayonnaise and add creamy avocado. Truth be told, you could omit all the mayonnaise if you desired. I mean, who’s gonna argue with more avocado?

Cobb Salad

You can add hard boiled eggs to so many different salads, including breakfast salads and potato salad. But the all American salad Cobb Salad is a personal favorite. It’s a showstopper of a salad and a complete meal that’s loaded with protein, healthy fat and carbs.

Which recipe would you make? If you have another recipe you love, let me know in the comments below! I always love to hear what you guys are whipping up.


Step 1

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Using a slotted spoon, carefully lower eggs into water one at a time. Cook 10 minutes, maintaining a gentle boil. Carefully transfer eggs to a bowl of ice water and let cool until just slightly warm, about 2 minutes.

Step 2

Gently crack eggs all over and peel, starting from the fat end containing the air pocket.

Step 3

Do Ahead: Eggs can be cooked and peeled 3 days ahead. Transfer to an airtight container and chill.

How would you rate Hard-Boiled Eggs?

Is 10 minutes work at mile high altitude?

Perfect jammy yolk on the first try. Even though this method requires a bit more vigilance -- the ten-minute timer went off and I ran into the kitchen yelling "I CAN'T LET CHRIS DOWN" -- I will probably never hard-boil eggs the old way again. These made a beautiful egg salad with mayo, salt, and lots of cracked black pepper.

Great, simple, and just what I needed. I can always count on Chris to have the perfect timings.

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Nutrition Facts

If cooking more eggs, they should fit in the saucepan in a single layer.

Add a few minutes cooking time for extra large eggs.

For easiest peeling, use eggs that have been in the refrigerator the longest. The less fresh the egg, the easier it is to peel.

Cool eggs quickly once cooked by placing them in cold water. Rapid cooling helps prevent a green ring from forming around the yolks.

To peel a hard boiled egg, crackle the shell all over by tapping the egg on a hard surface, then roll the egg between your hands to loosen the shell. Begin peeling at the large end. Hold the egg under cold running water or dip it in a bowl of water to help remove the shell.

Keep a supply of hard boiled eggs in your refrigerator for quick meals and snacks. Use hard boiled eggs within one week.

To determine whether an egg is hard boiled or raw, spin it. If it spins round and round evenly, it is hard boiled. If it wobbles while spinning, it is a raw egg.

How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs

Here is an overview of how to boil eggs. You will find the full printable instructions in the recipe card below.

  1. You will need a pot or saucepan that has a lid. Fill the pan with an inch or two of cold water. Add your eggs to the pot. You can cook as many or as few eggs as will fit comfortably in the pot. Then add more cold water to the pot until the water is 3/4 to 1 inch above the eggs.
  2. On the stove, place the pot over high heat until the water comes to a rolling boil.
  3. Once the water comes to a boil, immediately remove the pot from the heat and cover with a lid.
  4. Let the eggs sit in the hot water, without removing the lid, for 8 to 12 minutes, depending on how cooked you want your eggs. Set a timer so that you won’t forget about the eggs. Leaving them in the hot water for too long will give you overcooked eggs.
  5. Then immediately transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water. Let the eggs sit in the ice bath for 5 minutes.
  6. Peel the eggs.

Hard Boiled Egg

Recipe photo may include foods and ingredients that are not a part of this recipe and not included in the nutrition analysis. Source: Diabetic Cooking Made Simple. Recipe Credit: Jennifer Lamplough . Photo Credit: Adobe Stock.

Eggs are naturally diabetes-friendly food that are packed with protein and low-carb. Plus, they make for great ingredients in a number of different recipes, including our Easy Egg Salad. It seems like there are hundreds of recipes for hard-boiled eggs online, but this one from Chef Jennifer Lamplough is our favorite because it's nearly full-proof and gives consisent results. Her secret? Buy and refrigerate the eggs you plan to hard boil 10 days to 2 weeks before you hard boil them. Older eggs hard boil and peel better than fresh eggs. Also, if you overcook them, the yolk will get a greenish ring around it. This scares a lot of first-time cooks, but don't worry. It’s perfectly fine to eat, it just means it’s slightly overcooked.

10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

If you asked us to pick our favorite parts of Easter, we&aposd cite all the fun and delicious things we love so much: jelly beans, chocolate eggs, Easter cakes, even that special Easter ham.

Could we rank them? No. They&aposre all just too special. But we might all agree on this one thing: Dying Easter eggs is one experience you just can&apost enjoyਊny other time of the year.

Eating healthy should still be delicious.

Whether you&aposre using those old-school color tabs and vinegar or a more sophisticated natural dye palate, transforming a humble egg into a beautiful work of art is so very much fun, especially with little ones around.

Now once the egg dying is done, what are you to do with that basket full of hued hard-boiled beauties? Eat them of course. Hard-boiled eggs will last in the fridge for up to a week and a half. (Alas, you can&apost freeze them.) That&aposs plenty of time for a whole host of healthy meals! Here are 10 recipes that will let you make delicious use of those leftover hard-boiled eggs.

Recipe Chef Notes + Tips

Make-Ahead: These eggs can be made up to 3 days ahead of time.

How to Store: Keep them in the shell, in water in a container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

To get rid of the smell while boiling, add some distilled vinegar to the pot of boiling water.

If you need help peeling the eggs, run them under lukewarm water while peeling.