Simple Snacks: Perfectly Hard Boiled Eggs

19 Jan

perfect boiled eggs

Perfectly hard boiled eggs make for perfect, simple protein snack sources.  Recently, I have hard boiled eggs handy for snacking during the day — I just peel the egg, salt and pepper it, and eat it.  It’s easy, tasty, and satisfying.  And I think I have found the perfect boiling method, at least for me.  I like my hard boiled eggs with a kind of “medium” yolk — cooked through but not dried out, still a little orange in the center with a creamy, velvety texture.    The best cooking method I have found is as follows:

Place the eggs in a pot and fill with cold water, enough water to submerge the eggs.  (I like to cook 4 eggs at a time — not really a magic number, rather, so I don’t eat too many all at once, as I love hard boiled eggs!)  Bring the water to a boil.  Once the water is boiling, cook for 4 minutes.  After 4 minutes, drain out all the water.  Let the eggs cool.  Peel, salt and pepper and enjoy!  (Or use for egg salad.)

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2 Responses to “Simple Snacks: Perfectly Hard Boiled Eggs”

  1. bevvbevv January 20, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    That’s exactly how I like my eggs! Rich and creamy instead of dry and crumbly:-)

    • tomoko January 21, 2013 at 1:04 am #

      Yes, it’s a fine line, isn’t it? The eggs definitely need to set, but a little too long cooking them, they turn dry and crumbly. Love my hard boiled eggs rich and velvety!

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