Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe

I know it seems almost silly to have a recipe for boiled eggs, but I have found that many people boil their eggs for too long, decreasing the quality of protein and fat that properly cooked and raw eggs provide.

Here’s how to boil an egg to preserve as much of its health benefits as possible:

Place your eggs in a pot and add enough cold water to completely cover eggs. Allow this pot to sit on medium to medium-high heat until the water is just ready to boil. At this point, put a lid on the pot and take it off the heat completely, allowing it to rest on a part of your stove that is at room temperature. After 15 minutes, rinse well with lukewarm or room temperature water and peel. Voila – tasty and nutritious semi-hard boiled eggs!

Edward’s Take

That’s how I prepare my eggs. I was informed about this method two years back and I thought ..ohmygosh the wasted nutrition in the eggs that I have been eaten way back. I shared this way of preparing eggs in my health seminar. At first I was skeptical if it would be well received because it goes against the status quo of preparing eggs. Hey! The response was fantastic!!

The theory is that if you boil your water first and then put in the eggs.. the nutrition in the eggs will be SHOCKED and thus changes the egg’s nutrition chemical compounds… it’s just like turning on the shower and suddenly steamy hot water comes out, you go into a shock reflex mode.

Sure this method takes time for the eggs to go from liquid to hard boiled but nothing beats getting your money’s worth of nutrition.(I take my eggs half boiled with the egg yolk intact, because there is where all the nutrition is!)

Also remember buy Organic or free range eggs often. These eggs are of better quality unlike farmed eggs which is produced under stressful conditions of sick battery chickens.

Enjoy your eggs!

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3 Responses

  1. semi hard boiled eggs’s time isn’t easy 2 control(like 2 eat : )) but i got another question 2 ask~ wat is the really nutritious that had been destroy or loss, and how it is affected with (if cook as usually) is the vitamin been destroyed? or the protien been denatured? as eggs is an convenient, popular, and in cheap prices,i am indeed 2 know how 2 avoid the cholesterol in yolk by having a lot of eggs in a day (is it more good 2 have egg whites only?)
    thank you…

  2. #1 controlling the time of a perfect semi hard boiled egg is not easy but certainly is achievable with practice… it took me like 5 tries before i got the timing then i had to move somewhere and found that the timing varies with different cooking utensils and stove.

    #2Well like i stated in my post, if eggs are cooked the normal way it would send the egg in a shocked state and it changes the chemical compounds of the egg .. as to which nutrient specifically there is no research to back it up.. but any natural food overcooked or ill prepared will result in nutrient loss.

    #3How many whole eggs in a day? It all depends. If your activity level is high (i mean exercise) you can take 1 to 2 whole eggs a day. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, then maybe 2 whole eggs per week is enough for you.

    Thanks.

    I’ll post something on yolks later…

  3. the post on the goodness of egg yolks is here….
    https://blogedward.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/egg-yolk/

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