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How to Boil Eggs Perfectly

After a relaxing vacation with family and good friends, I have returned home just in time to dye eggs and get ready for Easter. My kids love to dye eggs, but after the holiday we are left with the dilemma of what to do with all those hard boiled eggs. Cooking the eggs properly is the first step to making eggs that people will actually want to eat. No one wants to eat an egg with a green yolk.

Here is the secret to boiling  eggs to perfection:

Place eggs in saucepan, cover with water. Bring to a boil. As soon as water starts to boil, remove pan from heat, cover with a lid and let the eggs sit in the water for exactly 15 minutes. At the end of 15 minutes, drain the eggs and put them in a bowl of ice water. Done!

But aren’t eggs bad for cholesterol?

Many people continue to avoid eggs because they are worried about their cholesterol. Eggs do have quite a bit of cholesterol but it is only in the yolks. If you eat only the whites, you avoid the cholesterol and can still enjoy eggs.

However, eating an egg or two occasionally is usually okay for most people. Eggs are a great source of protein – there is 6 grams protein in one egg and 3.5 grams of protein in one egg white. If you are watching your cholesterol and don’t want to switch to only whites, try making scrambled eggs or omelets with 1 whole egg and 2 whites.

Looking for egg recipes? Try these:

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