Learn How to Make Perfect Hardboiled Eggs
I LOVE hard-boiled eggs. Not only are they low FODMAP and protein packed, they also provide instant portion control and they are handy to carry along as a snack. While I eat one every day as is, sometimes I make them into deviled eggs if I am feeling a little fancy.
Like our Bacon Deviled Eggs with chives. OMG. They are amazing. If you think you don’t like hard-boiled eggs, you have to check those out.
What both of these have in common is perfectly prepared hard-boiled eggs. They are super easy to make, but there are some specific steps to take to ensure that you don’t end up with the dreaded and unsightly green ring around the yolks.
As you can see above, there is no sulphuric green ring in site. Left to right the eggs are a 6-minute egg, an 8 minute, a 10 minute and a 12 minute. The 6 minute is obviously under-done. You can still see some undercooked yolk in the 8 minute. The 10 minute and 12 minutes are close.
If you like extra creamy yolks, go for 10 minutes. I find that most people like the 12-minute result, which is how the recipe is written.
Every Minute Counts
Follow these directions and you will be rewarded with cooked whites that are never, ever rubbery and a creamy but set rich yellow yolk. A little salt and pepper and you are good to go for one of the best low FODMAP snacks around.
You can make as many or as few as you want. I make a big batch of at least 12 for the week so I am never without a high-protein nosh.
Just for kicks, I popped the yolks out so that you could see the how the yolks get cooked all the way through at their various stages.
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs are easy to make - and are a perfect low FODMAP snack. Or make deviled eggs.
- 12 large eggs
Place eggs in a single layer in a pan and cover with cold water by at least 2-inches. Cover and bring to a vigorous boil.
Meanwhile prepare a large bowl filled with ice water that will hold the eggs.
Once the eggs have come to a rollicking boil, turn off the heat and all to sit for 12 minutes (see Tips for variability). Use a slotted spoon to transfer the eggs to the ice water.
Crack the eggs on a firm surface and peel under running water. Refrigerate eggs in an airtight container, either peeled or unpeeled, for up to 5 days. Eggs are ready to eat or use for deviled eggs.
- If you have ever tried to peel a hard-boiled egg and had problems, we feel you. It can be a gigantic pain! Luckily we know a solution. Older eggs peel most easily. Buy a dozen and stash them away in the fridge for a week, then make the recipe.
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4 comments for “Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs”
Are pickled hardboiled eggs low fodmap
Hi Julia, it depends! If you are making your own and do not include any garlic or onion in high FODMAP forms, and you were using vinegar and low FODMAP herbs and spices, then they would would be worth a try with your digestive system. I do not think I have ever seen commercially prepared pickled eggs without garlic and/or onions and that would be a high FODMAP product. The fructans in garlic and onion are water soluble and in a vinegar-based pickling mixture would be leaching into the liquid. Fructans are not oil soluble, which is why we can infuse garlic in oil and use that oil. Vinegar has water content. A traditional pickling spice mixture often contains spices and herbs such as mustard seed, coriander, cloves, allspice, chiles, black peppercorns and bay leaf and these would be fine along with vinegar. Even a small dose of beet juice to make them pink, which is done in some recipes, would be okay. As always, tread carefully with any new food. I would try making them and then let us know!
Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to the water and the eggs will peel.perfectly in minutes.
So true! For those of you who have trouble peeling the eggs, give it a try.