Hard boiled eggs are an EGG-CELLENT source of protein (with roughly 7-8 grams per egg). They are easy to transport, can be made a week in advance, and are delicious mixed in a fresh salad.
A week ago I was asked to post a summary on how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg. If you ask, you shall receive!
Now, I don't know about you but I HATE when I overcook my eggs and they have the grey layer between the white and the yolk. Below is a step-by-step summary of how to make the perfect creamy yellow center everyone loves.
Hard Boiled Egg:
Step 1: Place eggs in a large saucepan. Be sure to place them in a *single* layer. Add 1-2 inches of cold water or just enough to cover entire egg.
*If not, the water will not be able to circulate through the egg layer as well and will leave you with that unattractive grey layer. boo!
Step 2: Bring to boil. Remove from heat and cover. Let eggs stand in hot water for roughly 12 minutes. Drain immediately.
Step 3: Serve warm OR let cool in an ice bath and refrigerate.
helpful hint: for easier peeling, use eggs that are roughly a week old. the cooked shell will literally fall off!