How to Cook the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

I love eggs and I am proud of it!  Eggs are economical, can be cooked in so many different ways and they offer great nutritional value.  And yes I eat the whole thing because an egg is a whole food and I like whole foods.  The 2 components of the egg each offer a unique nutrient profile.

Eggs are a great source of protein.  1 large egg contains approximately 6 grams of protein and it is in the egg white that most of it is found.

The egg yolk has about half of the protein of the egg white but offers a heavy nutrient hit.  The yolk of an egg provides vitamins A, D, E and K, the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin and the valuable nutrient choline.

The most common question I get around meal planning is “Can you give me some snack ideas?”.  Well yes I can.  Have a hard boiled egg!  You can make a few at a time, keep them in the fridge and grab one when you need it.  Perfect for convenience and time management.  Do you see why I love eggs!

Cooking the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

I have tried various techniques for cooking hard boiled eggs but find this one to be the best:

  1. Put your eggs in to a pot and cover with cold water
  2. Turn the heat to high
  3. When the water comes to a good rolling boil turn off heat and cover the pot with a lid
  4. Set your timer for 20 minutes
  5. When your timer goes off drain the water and then cover the eggs with cold water.  This last step helps the shell to come off easier
  6. Once your eggs are cooled, drain the water and your eggs are ready to eat or to be stored in the fridge

So that’s it in an egg shell:)

This technique has never failed me.  Give it a shot and if you feel like letting my know how it goes I would love the feedback.