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Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs (Buying Tips and Cooking Instructions)

10 Mar

We love eggs around here and Leandro especially likes them hard-boiled. One of our favorite laid-back dinners is hard-boiled eggs with broiled asparagus. Olive oil to coat the asparagus and a bit of salt for both eggs and vegetable is all the seasoning we need.

The length of time it takes to bring the water to a boil when the water covers the eggs by an inch is the magic time period!

The length of time it takes to bring the water to a boil when the water covers the eggs by an inch is the magic time period!

As you might guess, I almost invariably buy organic eggs when I buy in the supermarket and from local folks whenever possible. And yeah, they tend to cost a lot more. To me they are worth it in terms of better conditions for the hens and less chance of harmful chemicals for my son.

The taste however? Well I don’t find any appreciable difference. It is mostly when I buy local free-range eggs that I notice a difference in the vibrancy of the yolk color and the intensity of flavor. Continue reading

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