Eggs, whether scrambled, boiled, poached, etc., are a breakfast staple. But perfect hard boiled eggs can be eaten as a snack. They’re also used in making a devil egg salad. In addition, they provide a good source of protein.
There are three ways to make hard boiled eggs. You can put them in an egg cooker, boil them in the microwave, or stove top in boiling water.
How Do You Hard Boil Eggs So They Peel Easily?
It actually comes down to the eggs and not necessarily the method that you’re using. The older the egg, the easier they are to peel. For the best results, use eggs that are 7–10 days old. When eggs are difficult to peel, it’s characteristic with a low albumen pH. This somehow causes the albumen to adhere to the inner shell more strongly instead of to itself.
So, if you only have a fresh dozen in your fridge, add 1/2 tsp baking soda to the water. This raises the Ph levels and possibly make them easier to peel.
Why Egg Yolk Turn Gray or Green?
Pale, creamy yellow centers are what you’re aiming for. However, if they appear green or grey, it’s because they have cooked for too long. So make sure you are ready to transfer them to the ice water when the timer goes off. Although these less-than-perfect versions aren’t as pretty, they’re totally safe to eat. But you’ll have to look past the rubbery egg whites and chalky yolks.
How Long Do Hard Boiled Eggs Last?
In general, you can store hard cooked eggs in an air-tight container in the refrigerated for one week tops. That means you can prep a dozen on Sunday and eat them as a healthy breakfast for an entire week. But, never stick them in the freezer unless you want to deal with tough, watery egg whites.
Once you perfect the basics, find new ways to add this protein and vitamin-packed staple into your diet. Or simply turn them into a fun activity for kids by dyeing and decorating them.
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