Interestingly, while 80% of us think we know how to hard boil an egg, it turns out that many of us (including me!) haven’t been doing it right. Here’s step-by-step advice from the American Egg Board. I can’t wait to try it!
“‘The key is to take the word ‘boiling’ out of your vocabulary,’ says TV chef Jeffrey Saad. ‘You have to let your eggs cook gently, since boiling them will leave a green ring around the yolk and make the whites tough.’”Saad follows three easy steps to guarantee bright yellow yolks and tender whites every time:
- Place eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in a single layer. Add cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Heat over high heat just to boiling.
- Remove from burner. Cover pan. Let eggs stand in hot water about 15 minutes for Large eggs (12 minutes for Medium eggs; 18 for Extra Large).
- Cool completely under cold running water or in a bowl of ice water. Peel and eat, or store unpeeled in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.”
We’ve got lots of ways to enjoy celebrating Easter. Among them: Fantastic Easter brunch dishes–all based on eggs, which now contain 14% less cholesterol and 64% more Vitamin D than previously recorded.
And don’t forget great kid-friendly Easter ideas–focusing on less candy and more fun.
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