Quick Tip: How to Hard Boil Eggs

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Hard boiled eggs are not just for Easter! If you find yourself with an abundance of eggs you can use them up by boiling them. Here’s how to do it (and prevent the unsightly, but harmless green ring around the yolk):

  1. Put the eggs in a pot in a single layer and cover with cold water, so there is about an inch of water over the tops.
  2. Set heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove pot from heat and cover. Allow eggs to stay in pot of hot water for about 15 minutes.
  4. Drain eggs and replace hot water with cold water and ice.
  5. Peel and serve immediately or promptly refrigerate any unused eggs.
  6. Eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week (in the shells). Do not store peeled eggs.

So now you have hard boiled eggs, how are you going to use them? Here are a few ideas:

  • Peel and eat with a dash of salt and pepper
  • Make egg salad sandwiches
  • Use on a chef salad or spinach salad
  • Make deviled eggs
  • Make a potato salad
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