The age old question of what came first the chicken or the egg will not be answered here today. I can tell you that chickens came before man! Man has been using eggs from some form of fowl since the time of the Egyptians. Most of the world eats the eggs of domesticated chickens, but did you know that there are close to 200 breeds of chicken worldwide. Each year in the US the 280 million laying hens lay around 250 to 300 eggs a year! That’s a lot of work.
It was brought to my attention recently that hard boiling eggs is something a lot of people struggle with! How to hard boil eggs is one of the most searched cooking topics on the internet! So let’s look at boiling an egg. I probably do it a little different than other people. My grandmother taught me a trick that helps me get the perfect hard-boiled egg each time without much effort. Eggs are a great source of protein and make a great breakfast to start your day with. They are self-contained and just a touch of salt and pepper (or in my case my favorite steak seasoning) and you are good to go! “One egg has 13 essential nutrients in varying amounts – including high-quality protein, choline, folate, iron and zinc – for 70 calories. Eggs also play a role in weight management, muscle strength, healthy pregnancy, brain function, eye health and more”!
How to Hard Boil an Egg:
Things you will need:
· A small sauce pan deep enough to hold your eggs and enough water to cover them
· Pinch of salt
· Lid for the sauce pan
· Slotted spoon
· Bowl of cold or ice water
First place your egg or eggs into the sauce pan and cover with water. Put your sauce pan with eggs and water over high heat on your stove. Allow the water and eggs to come to a full rolling boil. (That means the water is fully bubbling and literally appears to be rolling.) Allow the eggs to boil this way for one full minute. Cover with your sauce pan lid. Turn off the stove and remove from heat. Allow the egg or eggs to sit in the water, with the lid on, for at least five minutes. I usually go and get ready for work or my day during this time. When you are ready to peel your eggs spoon them out of the water with your slotted spoon and dunk them into the cold water. Allow the egg to soak in the cold water until it feels cool to the touch. Then you just crack or peel your egg and you are good to go. Easy breakfast fast! Eggs are great to add to salads for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner.