This week’s meal planning was a little bit of a piece of cake. A cupcake I guess. I’m going on a little weekend getaway with some friends, so no meal planning or prepping for me on those days. Though bringing prepped food with me on a trip is not out of my realm, this isn’t the trip for it. Plus I don’t want to be stopped by TSA for having boiled eggs in my luggage…
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So meal prepping was light this week.
You would think that boiling eggs is the easiest thing to do in the kitchen. Besides maybe melting butter. But you’d be wrong. You can burn butter, and you can seriously mess up eggs. You can overcook them so that they get that greenish yolk, or you can undercook them and make a mess when you go to shell one while you’re sitting at your desk. I may or may not have done that before…
And then, even if you cook it right, the SHELLING. Oh for the love, the shelling of the eggs. It’s tedious. The shell sticks to the egg and takes half of the white with it. And for those of us that are just in this for the whites, that’s a tragic moment.
Well I have good new for you. No more! I have finally, finally found the perfect way to cook eggs. Perfect yellow yolk, and removing the shell takes seconds. Like 3 seconds. Literally!
So here it is, the perfect method:
- Put enough water in a pot so that once an eggs are in the pot, they would be covered by about an inch of water.
- Heat the water alone (NO EGGS!) over high heat until the water comes to a rolling boil.
- Gently lower the eggs into the boiling water and set a timer for 30 seconds.
- At the 30 second mark, add ICE to the boiling water.
- Allow water to come back up to a light boil (don’t wait for it to come to a rolling boil) and then set the timer for 11 minutes.
- At the 11 minute mark, remove eggs from heat and drain the water out.
- Pour cold water over the eggs so they don’t keep cooking.
- Shell. Done!
I think you might not believe me about how easy this is and how well it works, so I made a video to prove it to you!
If you give this one a try, let me know how it goes! Do you have any meal prep staples that you prep every single week?