Aug 30, 2018

Lovin' Life 30/8/2018: Hard Boiled Eggs.

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They're not currently recognised as a superfood and to my knowledge no celebrity or influencer is currently endorsing them but I am loving hard boiled eggs right now.  I have a couple for lunch as well as an energy bar and some fruit a during the week when it's all too hard to make or buy myself a proper lunch.  

I douse them with ketchup then sprinkle some pepper on top and then dig in.  I like that eggs are an easily digested and filling source of protein.  They're also as close to unprocessed as my kitchen gets. 

Master SSG seems to like them as well.  He has one for morning tea a couple of times a week.  They're quick for him to wolf down before joining his friends in the playground and if I can pack one less pre-packaged item of food in his bag each day then that busy mum guilt lessens just that little bit.

The only down side is the fact that egg yolks are high in cholesterol.  I've done my research though and it looks like anything less than three eggs per day is safe for most adults.
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There is one thing I don't like about some hard boiled eggs and that's the grey rim you can sometimes get around the yolk.  As usual, Nigella Lawson had the solution on one of her cooking programmes many years ago.  She places the eggs and a match in a saucepan then fills the pan with water until the eggs are just submerged.  She then heats to lot until the eggs reaching a rolling boil (ie you can hear the eggs clanking around in the saucepan) before removing from the heat and letting the lidded saucepan stand for 10 minutes.  When the time's up, just drain and let your eggs cool before peeling.  Voila, no grey rimmed yolks!

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I've been pondering about getting one of those fancy egg boiling machines but we don't get through enough eggs each week to justify adding another piece of equipment to my already nearly cluttered kitchen bench tops.  Plus, I do like that soothing sound of boiling eggs on the stove.

Do you like hard boiled eggs?  Do you have an egg boiling machine?

14 comments:

  1. I love hard boiled eggs, SSG but agree not the grey tinge when we overcook them! They are healthy (despite the cholestoral theories of years ago) and easy to eat on the run. I also love a soft boiled egg with 'soldier' toasts. I'm reading this before breakfast so I might boil up some eggs now! Have a great week xx

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  2. I'd do a bit more investigating about the match - I thought the tips were made of sulpher??? Just googled 'The heads of these matches contain only sulfur, potassium chlorate, fillers and glass powder." Glass powder is the binder. I think the grey rim might be better for you. (Sorry!)

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  3. Of course Nigella would have the solution! I love them smashed up with some shredded lettuce & a touch of mayo on cruskits.

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  4. Thermomix does good eggs
    Eggs as part of a high protein lower carb low cal diet does wonders for cholesterol. Reduces insulin resistance

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  5. I adore hard boiled eggs. I like them 'hard' boiled to have in salads and also in a tuna mornay. However, I like them 'soft' boiled if I'm going to have them in an egg cup with toast soldiers! Love the yolk to come gushing out when I dip the toast soldier in. Yummy! :-) #TeamLovinLife

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  6. I grew up with one of these egg machines, so I feel like I can't live without it. Even though we have limited space, I still use it!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  7. My "machine" is a saucepan and electricity so...yes, I have a machine! :) Nah, I'm not a fan of kitchen gadgets. More nooks and crannies to wash doesn't seem worth it for the "simplicity" they always claim to offer. Love eggs though - we buy them by the tray from an egg farm and they last for ages.

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  8. Eggs done in countless methods are a great meal staple. We eat them often and I love them soft boiled with soldier toast. #TeamLovinLife

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  9. I was always told that you needed to cool the eggs quickly to avoid the gray ring. So you boil them for 8mins and then run them under cold water. Interesting what each cook comes up with. I've been adding half a hard boiled egg to my work lunches to up my protein a bit - and enjoying the change.

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  10. Like many others, I have such fond memories of eggs and toast "soldiers" growing up, and definitely prefer my yolks runny or soft-boiled rather than hard boiled. Eggs are a great source of protein and healthy fats (and the cholesterol theory has really been turned on its head these days). I know people who have 12 yolks a day for their amazing gut healing properties, so I say enjoy your eggs SSG!!!

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  11. If you're going to eat them cold, just plunge into cold water after you take them off and you won't have the grey rim issue

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  12. I don't mind boiled eggs but don't eat them often. I tend to prefer omelettes

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  13. I love eggs in any form. They are such a versatile food and we have them often at home, though not everyday.

    stopping via the LovinLIfe linkup.

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  14. My hubby loves cold hard boiled eggs. I'm not a fan. I do love a hot egg with the egg still soft with dippy toast.

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