How to Hard Boil an Egg to Perfection

Posted on 12. Jun, 2012 by in Recipes

Ok…Ok…so this might sound like the simplest task ever, but believe me, there is definitely a trick to achieving the perfect hard-boiled egg.  A trick that doesn’t make you want to pull your hair out while peeling them.  I have a feeling a lot of wives/girlfriends will be forwarding this post to their cavemen who may get lost easily in the kitchen. (Fellas, impress your ladies by checkin out the very easy egg recipes below.)
Follow these simple steps to an incredible, edible, egg-stra-ordinary snack!
1)    Place eggs in a large pot.  I like to do about 18 at a time so that they last us awhile (5-6 days).
2)    Cover the eggs with water so that it covers about an inch above the top of the eggs.
3)    Cover the pot and turn the stovetop on high.
4)    Bring to a rolling boil.
5)    Once the water is boiling, set the timer for 20 minutes.
6)    After the 20 minutes is up, turn the heat off, but leave the pot sitting on top of the burner.
7)    Go about your business and let the eggs sit for a while and cool down.  This is what helps the peelings come off really easily.  Let sit for 30 minutes or more.
8)    Drain the water out of the pot and fill the pot with ice and cold water. It only takes a minute or two to cool them down.
9)    Peel the eggs.  The peelings should come right off once you crack them.
10)   Rinse and save in the fridge.
Hard-boiled eggs are great as a quick and healthy breakfast on the go, a snack or as paleo egg salad, wild salmon avocado egg salad, and paleo deviled eggs- recipe post coming soon (which is the yolks, avocado, mustard, onion powder, and garlic salt all mashed up together).  Eggs also make a great addition to any salad. Keep them on hand at all times and you will make your paleo lifestyle an easy one to stick to. And make sure you are eating the entire egg! The yolks are supremely nutritious with healthy fats and should never be discarded!

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