Happy Thursday, folks! We’ve been enjoying lots of eggs lately. Since it’s spring, eggs seem to be everywhere. Not only are they enjoyed during Easter and Passover, they’re also symbolic of the circle of life, rebirth and continuity. But before we get too philosophical, let’s get into our post about eggs.
Eggs – an easy-to-prepare, nutrient-rich dietary staple for around 70 calories. Not to mention an economically friendly addition to any meal. Worried about the yolk? Yes, the yolk does contain cholesterol, but also provides Vitamin A, Vitamin D, phosphorus, folate and calcium. Besides, if you’re concerned about cholesterol, it’s the saturated fat in foods that should be on your radar screen. And eggs are low in total fat and saturated fat. Check out the Egg Nutrition Center for more information about including eggs in your diet.
Today, we answer the age-old question: How do I hard cook an egg without getting that greenish ring around the yolk?
– Place a few whole eggs into a 2-quart saucepan. Fill with lukewarm water until the eggs are just covered.
– Put the pot on the burner on high heat, and heat uncovered until the water reaches a rolling boil.
– Remove pot from heat, turn off burner and place the lid on the pot. Set a timer to 15 minutes and let eggs cook in the water.
– Prepare a bowl of cold water, and submerge eggs after the 15-minute timer sounds. Place the bowl of cold water and eggs into the refrigerator to chill the eggs.
– Once eggs are cooled, peel and enjoy!
Hard cooked eggs are very portable to eat as is, or with a dash of salt and pepper. Dip slices in ketchup or mayo, slice on top of greens, fork mash into egg salad, or whip up deviled eggs. Hard cooked eggs can be stored in shell for up to one week in the fridge.
For more recipes and info all about eggs, check out The American Egg Board website.
Feedback and ideas are welcomed at everyfoodfits AT gmail DOT com. Happy Eating!
How Stacey Got the Shot: The 105mm f/2.8 macro lens helped her do it again. In the kitchen, shot at f/4 with a bounced flash for 1/125 of a second. Another one of Stacey’s egg photos got picked up by DCist.com earlier this week. Of course, that egg is slightly less nutritious than the one featured on the blog today…