Eggs!! They are one of my very favorite food items. They are kind of a perfect food to me. Meat eaters love them. Veg eaters love them. And they are just plain full of goodness and variety.
Don't they say variety is the spice of life. Yeah, I think they say that.
Over the past few years, I've come to add hard cooked eggs into my weekly meal prep. They are easy to make in bulk and perfect to just throw in my lunch bag for a quick snack throughout the day.
When I first started making hard cooked eggs, I would get so frustrated peeling them and I tried EVERYTHING to get an easy peel, but I would end up frustrated that half my white would be stuck to my shell and my egg was now full of crater whole.
I mean, I tried everything! From baking them, adding vinegar, salt, baking soda, using older eggs, always using cold water, peeling right after the boil, peeling a day after the boil...ugh.
Until one day on my instagram feed, I saw someone steam their eggs using that alien like steamer basket thing I've had in my drawer forever.
I figured...why not give it a shot, nothing else works and I keep wasting half of my eggy goodness by crappy peeling practices.
I'm happy to say it worked!!! Steaming these beauties are my new go-to thang.
Smoooooooth. Ohmygoodness. I get so excited over the smallest things.
Cut 'er in half, top with lots of salt and pep. Snack it up.
Perfect Hard Cooked Eggs
Fill a large pot with about an inch of water. Place a steam basket in the pot and turn on high heat. Cover until the water begins to boil. When boiling, place the desired number of eggs into the basket and cover with the lid. Set the timer for 12 minutes for hard cooked. If you'd like a soft cooked egg, cook for about 6 minutes.
While the eggs are cooking, prepare a bowl with ice cubes and water. Once your timer goes off, transfer the eggs directly to the water bath for cooling. Peel after about 15 minutes or transfer the eggs to the fridge for later consumption. They will be good up to a week!