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Hard Boiled Eggs

Best way to cook hard boiled eggs ever.



  1. Place eggs in a saucepan that they just fit into. Vary the number of eggs and size of pan as needed.
  2. Fill pan with water to just cover eggs. Add salt and set pan on burner over medium high heat.
  3. When water starts to boil turn burner off and place lid tightly on pan. Leave pan on warm burner for 20 minutes.
  4. After 20 minutes run cold water in pan to help eggs cool. Once cool put in refrigerator.
  5. Note: recipe from "500 More Low Carb Recipes" by Dana Carpender.
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different! I will try this one in the next few days- thanks!
01 Nov 07 by member: wayiwas
The salt in the water really helps to peel the eggs later on!
thanks what a great suggestion... :)
07 Nov 07 by member: FemidaBhanji
Exactly the way I do mines, minus the salt, and I only leave it on the burner for 10 mins. They are always perfect (not rubbery)
11 Nov 07 by member: Angeeqt
Work wonders
12 Nov 07 by member: Luciebly
04 Jan 08 by member: -Bettina
this is the best way I only let mine set covered about 10 min. drain and bounce them eggs in the pan to crack them well cover with cold water.. let set just a few.. and drain again and fill with cold water.. and start peeling..the trick is to buy them eggs ahead and store in the back of the fridge the fresher they are the harder they are to peel..
If you put just a dash of vinegar (any kind) in the water any eggs that crack will not leak.
08 Jun 09 by member: S-lady
Martha Stewart says the correct name is Hard Cooked Eggs. Boiling is the cooking process. Also, she recommended making a small hole [nail size] in the top of each egg before setting the eggs into the cold water. After eggs are in pot, bring water to boil without covering pot. After water comes to a boil, cover pot with a lid and let set 10-12 minutes . Quickly remove pot from burner and decant hot water. Fill pot with cold water, decant. repeat a few times. Put eggs in a ice bath bowl to cool down eggs (about 5 minutes). Eggs are ready to peel or put unpeeled into refrigerator to store.
03 Nov 09 by member: a44magmn
I raise chickens so I've always got fresh eggs. When I boil them I put a small crack in each one by gently tapping on the counter. I always put 3 tablespoons of sea salt in mine and bring to a boil for 10 minutes then drain and then run cold water on them. They come out perfect (for me anyway) each time.
20 Feb 10 by member: Shantamar
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Nutrition summary:

There are 74 calories in 1 serving of Hard Boiled Eggs.
Calorie break-down: 63% fat, 2% carbs, 35% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 45
Calories 73
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 4.97g 8%
  Saturated Fat 1.549g 8%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.682g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.905g  
Cholesterol 211mg 70%
Sodium 1814mg 76%
Potassium 67mg  
Total Carbohydrate 0.38g 0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  Sugars 0.38g  
Protein 6.29g  
Vitamin A 58% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 33% Iron 62%
of RDI*
(73 calories)
4% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (2%)
Fat (63%)
Protein (35%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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