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Kitchen Hack: Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs

Kitchen Hack: Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs

At less than 20 cents each, you can’t beat eggs as an inexpensive source of protein, vitamin D and choline, a compound that is needed for healthy cells and nerves.  The latest research also suggests that consuming up to one egg daily will not increase the risk of heart disease in healthy people.   The beauty of a hard-cooked egg is that you can eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as a high protein snack.

How do you cook them?   It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Place eggs in a small pot or saucepan and add water.   (All eggs need to be entirely covered by the water.)   On the stove or cooktop, heat pan until the water comes to a rapid boil.
  2. Carefully remove saucepan from heat and cover.  Let pan sit covered on top of the stove or cooktop for about 15 minutes for extra-large eggs. 
  3. Carefully drain water and serve warm. Or cool under cold running water and immediately refrigerate any leftovers.  Enjoy!   

[Read More: Egg Safety Every Step of The Way]

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MS, RD, LDN, is a Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University's Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is the author of the Nutrition & You, Nutrition & You: Core Concepts to Good Health, and Nutrition: From Science to You.
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