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Hard Boiled Eggs

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  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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It's how I boil eggs too, but I only leave them in the hot water for 18 minutes and I remove the pan from the hot darkening of the yolks and they are fully cooked.
01 Oct 12 by member: branychick
bon appetite !!!
04 Jul 12 by member: say no to fats
The shells were super easy to peel. I poked a tiny hole at one end of each egg prior to cooking. Love this recipe!
31 Mar 12 by member: lisaissasa
One thing I find so I don't have to put a hole in the eggs is this: If I let the eggs come to room temp before placing them in the water, they don't crack.
08 Apr 11 by member: weirdangel
I place my eggs into a pan filled w/COLD tap water, bring to a roiling boil, turn off the burner, cover pan and let sit for 15 min., I then run them under cold tap water briefly, then refrigerate. Works every time!
09 Nov 10 by member: darlingdeb
That is the way I do it. The cold water is important because it keeps the eggs from over-cooking.
28 Jul 10 by member: jmstrange
15 May 10 by member: Susie-Q
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
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
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
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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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