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3 Ways To Cook Hard Boiled Eggs

I love making hard boiled eggs.

The versatility of a good hard boiled egg is amazing, truly. You can make stuffed eggs, egg salad, or just top a fresh green salad with bits of egg. Eggs are a good source of protein and healthy fats, making them an easy addition to your daily diet. 6 grams of muscle building protein in each large egg, with only 70 calories, to be exact. No more fears about the amount of cholesterol they contain, either. Eggs are a perfectly healthy food for you to consume. (source) (source)

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Did you know there are many ways to actually cook your hard boiled eggs? Yes, here are 3 easy ways to cook your hard boiled eggs. On AND off grid!

Method #1 Hard Boiled Eggs on Stove Top

This is the most common and popular method. It requires no special equipement, other than what most of us already have in our homes. Stove, pot, water, and eggs. To make your hard boiled eggs on the stove:

  1. Add eggs to a medium sized pot, making sure there is plenty of room for the eggs. Don’t over crowd them, or you risk the shells breaking before the eggs are done.
  2. Cover with cold water, and set pot on stove over medium high heat.
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to the water.
  4. Bring to a rolling boil.
  5. Turn heat off and cover pot with lid.
  6. Allow eggs to sit in water for 2o minutes.
  7. Prepare ice bath by adding plenty of ice to a bowl of cold water
  8. Carefully remove eggs to ice water bath.
  9. Allow eggs to sit in ice bath for 2 minutes.
  10. Peel and enjoy!

Method #2 Hard Boiled Eggs in Solar Oven

This will harness the power of the sun to cook your eggs. The best part of this method is that there is NO heat in your kitchen at all! Eggs are placed in the oven, and no watching them is necessary. Easy to do on a busy day, you make hard boiled eggs while gardening, or cleaning out the chicken coop at the same time!

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  1. Position the oven and line the dots up with the sun’s rays to get the best heat.
  2. Place eggs, still in the cardboard carton, directly on the oven’s rack.
  3. Allow to cook in the sun for 2 hours.
  4. Remove eggs to ice water bath.
  5. Allow eggs to sit in ice bath for 2 minutes.
  6. Peel and enjoy!

Method #3 Hard Boiled Eggs in Instant Pot

This is a quick and easy method to use. The Instant Pot also gives off very little heat, and this is great for the summer time. Eggs are done in a flash!

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  1. In your instant pot, add trivet and 1 cup water.
  2. Carefully layer 12 eggs on the trivet.
  3. Cover instant pot with lid, and make sure the valve is set to “sealing.”
  4. Set instant pot to manual for 6 minutes.
  5. When timer is done, do a quick pressure release by sliding valve to “venting.”
  6. Remove eggs to ice water bath.
  7. Allow eggs to sit in ice bath for 2 minutes.
  8. Peel and enjoy!

What are some of your favorite ways to cook hard boiled eggs? What recipes will you use them for? Share in the comments!!

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