How to Hard Cook Eggs

I consider hard boiled eggs "Paleo Fast Food." They were a staple in my diet for as I first switched to Paleo, along with protein powder and beef jerky.

You might be surprised to learn that there's a right way to hard cook an egg. If you're like me, you've probably been putting them into a pan and boiling them for an undetermined period of time and guessing when they are done. Until I researched this post, I didn't actually know how long to cook hard boiled eggs.

However, the next time, I'll follow these instructions:

Step 1: Start with fresh eggs. It will make them easier to peel when you're done.

Step 2: Put your eggs into a saucepan and fill it with water. Be sure the water covers the eggs by about two inches. Use cold water to prevent your eggs from overcooking. I add salt to the cold water, but you don't have to.

Step 3: Bring the saucepan to a full boil. Once it starts to boil, remove it from heat and place a lid on the saucepan. Let it stand for 12 minutes with the lid on.

Step 4: Run cold water over your eggs until they are cooled. You can peel them at this stage, or let them cool completely with the shells on and the store them in the fridge.

I think they're easier to peel under running water right after cooking, but you can also leave the shells on. They can be stored in the fridge for up to a week, or longer if you're not afraid to eat them.

I hope you find this post useful and your hard boiled eggs turn out perfect in the future!

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