New Year’s Resolutions Need Proper Handling
January 31, 2012

On January 1st of every year, people across the nation make New Year’s resolutions to start eating better and exercising more. Eggs are all?natural, low calorie, and full of vitamins and minerals. The nutrients in eggs can play a role in weight management and muscle strength, which makes it a great food to eat for breakfast or after a hard workout. One of the most popular ways to fix eggs by hard-boiling them (The recipe can be found below, thanks to the American Egg Board). Hard-boiled eggs are easy to transport and can be easily grabbed out of the refrigerator for a quick, healthy snack. One of the most popular questions asked is, “How long can I keep boiled eggs in the refrigerator before they are unsafe to eat?” When hard boiling eggs, the protective layer put on right before the hen lays it, called the cuticle, is removed, making it easier for bacteria to get in the egg through the thousands of tiny pores on the egg shell while they sit in the refrigerator. Shortly after cooking, hard-boiled eggs should be refrigerated in their shells and used within 1 week.

Basic Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Place eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in single layer. Add cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Heat over high heat just to boiling. Remove from burner. Cover pan.
  • Let eggs stand in hot water about 12 minutes for large eggs (9 minutes for medium eggs; 15 minutes for extra large).
  • Drain immediately and serve warm or cool completely under cold running water or in bowl of ice water, then refrigerate.