Hard boiled eggs are a staple in many households, they are quick and easy to prepare. Boiling eggs is super easy: all you need is a pot and eggs! Hard boiled eggs can be used in salads, sandwiches, and other dishes. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Whatever method you should choose to cook hard-boiled eggs, we will give you cooking times! Translation in French : œufs durs.
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How do I cook hard boiled eggs?
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Preparing hard boiled eggs
Preparing hard boiled eggs. It’s super easy, just make sure that your egg shell is clean before you start (it could be bad if something dirty came into contact with the egg white and the yolk once you crack it)
Cooking hard boiled eggs in a saucepan
Cooking hard boiled eggs in a saucepan. Hard boiled eggs are a classic! They can be used in a potato salad, to make egg and cress sandwiches, or even prepare deviled eggs! Hard boiled eggs are easy to prepare with just a saucepan and a stove!
1. Place the number of eggs you want to cook in a single layer in a saucepan and cover them with cold water (there should be an inch of water above the eggs)
2. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat.
3. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to low and cook for 10-12 minutes.
4. Drain the eggs and place them in a bowl of cold water to cool. Once cold, peel the shell.
Cooking hard boiled eggs with a steamer
Cooking hard boiled eggs with a steamer. To prepare hard boiled eggs using a steamer,
1. Fill a pot with enough water to reach the bottom of the steamer basket and place the eggs in the steamer basket and cover the pot.
2. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and steam the eggs for 12 minutes for medium-sized eggs or 14 minutes for large eggs.
3. After steaming, immediately transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water and let them cool for at least 5 minutes before peeling and serving.
This method is an alternative to boiling the eggs in water and provides a gentle cooking process to prevent cracking.
Cooking deviled eggs
Cooking deviled eggs. Deviled eggs are also known as stuffed eggs. They are a classic dish that is perfect for picnics, potlucks, and parties.
1. Once cooled, peel your hard-boiled eggs and slice them in half lengthwise.
2. Remove the yolks from the whites and place them in a separate bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork.
3. Add mayonnaise (1/4 cup for 6 eggs, but you can adapt the recipe), Dijon mustard (a dash), white vinegar, salt and pepper to the mashed yolks. Mix well until smooth.
4. Using a piping bag (or a plastic bag with a corner snipped off), pipe the yolk mixture into the egg whites. If you don’t have a piping bag, simply spoon the mixture into the white halves.
5. Garnish the deviled eggs with a sprinkle of paprika before serving. Deviled eggs are best served cold, keep them in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy your deviled eggs!
You can also add different ingredients to the yolk mixture to customize the flavor of your deviled eggs. You might want to add: chopped herbs, such as chives or parsley, bacon, pickles, olives, or horseradish.
My favorite yolk mixture is half mayonnaise, half non fat yogurt, with salt and pepper. I sometimes even add powdered garlic to the mix!
How to peel a boiled egg?
Peeling a boiled egg can be a little tricky, but there are a few tricks to make it easier. Start by tapping the egg gently on the counter to crack the shell, then roll the egg between your hands to loosen the shell. Once the shell is cracked, use your fingers to gently peel it off.
Eggs are a nutritious food that can be included in a healthy diet. They are rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, and are a good source of energy. One large egg contains about 70 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fat, with the majority of the fat being unsaturated. Eggs also contain small amounts of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin D, iron, and calcium. Eggs are also a good source of choline, a nutrient that is important for brain and nervous system function. In addition, eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which are antioxidants that may help protect against age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration.