7 non-boring ideas with boiled eggs

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7 non-boring ideas with boiled eggs

There are a million scrumptious things you can do with a boiled egg. Whether you’re making them fresh, or preparing your eggs ahead to save time, here are seven ideas to up your boiled egg recipe repertoire. Plus, we’ve added some pro tips at the end for a perfectly boiled egg, every time.

Boiled eggs are Mother Nature’s answer to a nutritious breakfast on the go. They’re also great for a speedy dinner, especially soft-boiled and served with soldiers for dipping. We’ve compiled seven great boiled egg recipes which offer both, and then some!


Fresh asparagus with apple butter and soft-boiled egg

Fresh asparagus with apple butter and soft-boiled egg recipe

Try this soft-boiled eggs recipe here.


Beetroot-marbled picnic eggs

Beetroot-marbled picnic eggs recipe

Cook’s note: The stuffed, hard-boiled eggs your mom used to make just got a makeover with garlicky anchovy mayo.

Watch how this is made here.


Scotch eggs

Cook’s note: These scotch eggs are especially good when served with great mustard.

Try the scotch eggs recipe here.


Boiled eggs with soldiers

Try the boiled eggs with soldiers recipe here.


Niçoise salad with warm soft-boiled eggs

Try this niçoise salad recipe here.


Almond french toast with boiled eggs and biltong powder

Try this almond french toast recipe here.


Cape Malay cured eggs

Try these cured eggs here.

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Make perfectly boiled eggs, every time

Pro tip: How to make perfect soft-boiled eggs? Place the eggs in a saucepan of cool water, then turn up the heat. When the water is simmering, remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to stand for 2–3 minutes for soft-boiled eggs. Rinse under cool water to stop the cooking process.

Pro tip: How to peel the eggs without picking the whites to bits in the process? Use the freshest eggs you can find. To cook them, place them in boiling, not cold, water for 10 minutes. Once cooked, drain off the hot water and gently shake the eggs in the pot to crack them, then immerse them in ice-cold water immediately and allow to stand for 15 minutes. This shrinks the whites just enough to separate them from the shells so that they can be peeled easily.
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Melissa Wentzel Article by: Melissa Wentzel

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