CONTRIBUTED BY: DODIE ANDERSON
If you eat a lot of eggs, it is well worth it to purchase a small, inexpensive egg cooker from your local kitchen store or on-line. The perfect hard-boiled egg cooks in about 9 - 10 minutes. Or, if you love to cook and want to make them from scratch, here is the recipe we recommend:
Saucepan with lid
Eggs, pasture raised (read label on egg carton)
Cold water to cover eggs
PREPARATION AND COOKING TIME
Prep time: practically nil
Cooking time: It depends on what kind of eggs you are making. See #5 below.
Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water by an inch/2 cm.
Bring water to boil on medium high heat in the pan uncovered.
When water boils, turn heat off, leaving the pot and eggs on the burner.
Immediately cover the pot with a lid.
Wait 3 minutes for soft eggs, 6 minutes for medium eggs and 10+ minutes for hard eggs.
Remove eggs from the warm/hot water and place under cold running water for 1-2 minutes.
Peel and enjoy!
Sprinkle with salt or use hard-boiled eggs in egg salad.
SOME TIPS AND COMMENTS
Consume eggs with a piece of fruit or a glass of fruit juice because if too many eggs are eaten at once (lots of protein!) your sugar levels can drop and result in your energy level falling. Also, eating a little fat with eggs (like butter or coconut oil) can help to slow protein from entering your bloodstream too quickly and plummeting your energy. You could have a piece of sourdough toast or a tortilla with butter. If you are making fried eggs, fry them in butter or coconut oil.
Notice in general if you are tired after you eat. This may mean your blood sugar levels have dropped and you need to consume more carbs to balance
Unpeeled eggs store well for a week in the fridge.