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Basic Hard-Cooked Eggs

Basic Hard-Cooked Eggs

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Hard cooked eggs are great sliced and eaten on their own or in a variety of salads, sandwiches, appetizers or main dishes. Master the basics and explore the possibilities.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 71 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.4g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 211 mg
  • 70%
  • Sodium:
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in single layer. Add cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Heat over high heat just to boiling. Remove from burner. Cover pan.
  2. Let eggs stand in hot water about 15 minutes for large eggs (12 minutes for medium eggs; 18 minutes for extra large).
  3. Drain immediately and serve warm. Or, cool completely under cold running water or in bowl of ice water, then refrigerate.
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Reviews

Jillian
17
6/8/2010

Great basic instructions! There definitely is a difference between hard-cooked and hard-boiled. I used this method for pickled eggs. After I drained them (whether hard-cooked or hard-boiled) I submerge them in ice water. I've never had the awful green ring by doing this and they're easy to peel.

Hot Coco
6
8/2/2010

This method worked out perfectly. i have tried it a couple of times and wouldn't do it any other way! This time I used only 3 eggs because that is all I needed for the recipe that i way doing. it should work for any amount of eggs! just be sure that they aren't too crowded in the pan.

Georgie04
6
4/5/2010

I've been cooking eggs the wrong way for a very long time! I'm so glad I came across these instructions. The eggs turned out beautifully and no green ring. I let the large eggs sit in the hot water for 16 minutes (I was a little nervous) and they were thoroughly cooked and wonderfully tender!