An average-sized hen's egg has approximately 6g protein and 75 calories. That is a lot of punch in a small package!
So, here's a treat that can be sent in your child's lunch for school, or for a mid-morning snack to give your spouse a boost at work, or for a pick-me-up on a hike, or for a snack while traveling in the car. It comes neatly packaged in its own shell, doesn't drip all over, and then the shell is bio-degradable.
You will need:
- Eggs -- 3 eggs done at a time works great.
- Pot with lid -- large enough to hold the eggs at the same time.
To make the perfect hard-boiled egg:
- Use eggs that are about a week old. Fresh eggs, although wonderful when fried and scrambled, do not work quite as well for making hard-boiled eggs. If you find you have some week-old eggs, these work great for hard-boiling -- the shell will come off easier when cooled.
- Place eggs in the pot. Add enough water to just cover the eggs.
- Place pot on the stove burner. Turn burner to medium high.
- Bring water just to a rolling boil. A rolling boil is when large bubbles are coming up the sides and everywhere and do not go down when gently stirred with a wooden spoon.
- Turn off burner. Leave the pot on the stove.
- Place lid securely on pot.
- Set timer for 22 minutes. When the timer goes off, your eggs are done.
- Drain water and rinse eggs with cold water.
- Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.