Momma Gets Hungry Too: Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard Boiled eggs: Not just for the Easter Bunny anymore.

Every morning, and I mean every morning, I cannot get going without eating something. I hear other people get by on coffee, but I wake up starving. I must eat. Now with two little ones and a husband to get fed, dressed and out the door by 7:30 that task can easily go by the way side if I don’t have a plan. I have a plan and it’s easy, delicious and a great protein boost for just about anyone. 1 HARD BOILDED EGG and it’s that simple.

One hard boiled egg can keep me going strong for at least the first two hours of my day. Pair it with a yogurt and a coffee, and I’m good ever longer. So what’s the secret to easy to peal eggs? ICE. I know it sounds weird, but giving your eggs a ice bath after boiling releases the shell from the sometime very hard to peal white of the egg. Something about the ice released the gas between the egg and the shell. I’m not completely clear on the science, but this momma knows it works. There is nothing worse, well there are lots of things worse but for hard boiled eggs there is nothing worse, than a shell that comes of in tiny tiny pieces and leaves the egg white looking like a misshapen rock. Smooth and egg shaped is what we are going for when we peal, and fast. We want it quick, because little ones need teeth brushed, hair fixed, fed and the list goes on.

This is my recipe for great and easy to peal hard boiled eggs:

  1. Place 3-5 raw eggs (shell still in tact) into a pot of water.
  2. Turn the heat to high and put a lid on.
  3. Listen for that lovely boiling sound and turn the heat off.
  4. Allow eggs to sit in hot water on the stove for about 10 minutes.
  5. Drain water and fill pot with ice and cold water to cover the eggs. (The sink is a great place for this)
  6. Allow to cool and enjoy.

I usually keep at least 4 or 5 pre prepared hard boiled eggs in my refrigerator at all times. This is also a super snack for hungry kiddos and they LOVE it, especially now that they can successfully help to peal their own egg. Hint: Keep them in a designated container as not to confuse them with unboiled eggs. That could get messy (speaking from experience).

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Hard-Boiled Eggs

Ingredients:

3 -5 Raw Eggs
Pot of Water

Directions:

Place 3-5 raw eggs (shell still in tact) into a pot of water.
Turn the heat to high and put a lid on.
Listen for that lovely boiling sound and turn the heat off.
Allow eggs to sit in hot water on the stove for about 10 minutes.
Drain water and fill pot with ice and cold water to cover the eggs. (The sink is a great place for this)
Allow to cool and enjoy.

Elizabeth Montgomery James

After living in California for several years, Beth and her husband, Rod, relocated to Florida, to live, work, and play. They have two adorable daughters, and Beth is very involved with her children’s schools as a parent volunteer, Daisy troupe, and other community organizations such as the Junior League. Beth enjoys crafts, yoga and fitness, as well as a nice glass of Chardonnay. Beth is a graphic designer who has worked on national and international ad campaigns for top consumer brands, and now brings her talents to a variety of projects in and around Central Florida. In addition for bringing classic elegance to everything she touches, Beth has a natural talent for making everything pretty, from kids’ birthday parties to her garden.

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One Response to “Momma Gets Hungry Too: Hard Boiled Eggs”

  1. Rod — April 19, 2011 @ 7:10 pm (#
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    Good technique for Easter eggs!

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