Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Ever wonder how to hard boil an egg? Some may think it’s just putting them in boiling water but most people over cook their eggs. If your yolk is green, you’ve cooked them too long.

Here is a simple way to make the best hard-boiled eggs…..

Place eggs in a large saucepan, enough to hold them in a single layer and cover with cold water by 1 inch. With the flame on high heat, wait for water to start boiling. Once boiling, remove from burner and cover pan.

Leave the eggs in hot water:
Extra Large Eggs: 15 minutes
Large Eggs: 12 minutes
Medium Eggs: 9 minutes

If you plan on eating them right away just drain and serve warm. If you are eating them later or coloring them for Easter then you need to cool them completely by running them under cold water or placing them in a bowl of ice water to stop them from cooking.

Eggs are such a great source of protein. They are delicious alone with a dash of salt and pepper, on top of a green salad, made into egg salad and of course this time of year, they’re a fun activity for the kids before Easter.

Here’s another important tip:

*In the shell, a hard-boiled egg can be refrigerated for up to one week. Refrigerate them in the original carton to prevent odor absorption.

*Eggs should be eaten the day they are peeled.

This year we colored our eggs using PAAS Mini Monsters decorating kit!

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