Hard boiled eggs are really handy to have around for a quick breakfast or snack. I think they have something like 70 calories, they’re really filling, and packed with protein. It’s easy to make a perfect hard boiled egg, too! To find out how, continue reading after the jump.
Place however many eggs you like in a medium sized pot and fill with enough water to just cover the eggs.
Bring the water to a boil…
Then turn the heat to medium-high and cover for 10 minutes.
While the eggs cook, fill a bowl with ice and water to create an ice bath for the eggs.
By putting the eggs immediately from boiling water to ice water, the egg retracts a bit from the shell and allows for easy peeling. I also think that doing this makes the yolk nice and yellow instead of getting a weird green ring which sometimes happens to boiled eggs.
Carefully drop each egg into the ice bath and allow them to sit in there until they’ve fully cooled (about 15 minutes).
And there you have it!
Now to peel the egg, crack the shell on all sides.
Now roll the egg in your hands a bit to loosen the shell. Then go ahead and peel away.
You know that if you’ve got enough hard boiled eggs that you’ve got to make egg salad (or at least I do).
Peeling 5 eggs is probably enough for 4 or 5 egg salad sandwiches, so use as many eggs as you see fit.
I also like to use chipotle chile powder or cayenne pepper to give the egg salad a little kick.
To the peeled eggs add 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon mustard, 2 teaspoons (smoked, if you have it) paprika, 1 teaspoon chipotle powder (optional), 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, and black pepper to taste.
The orange-ish color comes from the paprika and chipotle powder, but don’t be afraid! It tastes awesome, I promise.
- 10 eggs (or as many as can fit on the bottom of your pot if you want to make a bunch)
- 5 hard boiled eggs, peeled
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 2 teaspoons smoked or regular paprika
- 1 teaspoon Chipotle chile powder (optional)
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- pepper to taste
- Place the eggs in the pot. Cover with enough water to just cover the eggs.
- Place on the stove and turn the heat to high. Bring to a boil.
- When the water is boiling, turn the head to medium-high and cover for 10 minutes. While the eggs cook, fill a bowl with ice and water to create an ice bath to put the eggs in when they're done.
- After ten minutes, place the eggs in the ice bath and allow to cool for about 15 minutes. Pat dry and store in a cool, dry place.
- Put all of the ingredients in a bowl.
- Mash up with a fork. Store in some kind of Tupperware.