Eggs are great in the lunchbox, in fact they are a fabulous source of protein- and protein keeps little brains ticking right until the last bell. But how do you cook perfect hard boiled eggs?
The first step in this whole equation is FRESH EGGS! The fresher the better. Then, you need to store them in the fridge. It's important because it helps to keep them fresh.
What equipment do I need?
So, you could use a special egg cooking timery gadget thing, or you could buy an egg cooker, or you could use a thermomix or you could sous vide them for 65000 thousand hours. Reality check- they are eggs- you want them when you want them and without fuss.
So for my method. You need:
- a stove
- a saucepan
- a way to keep track of time- iphone, watch, google home- whatever floats your eggs
Can I send eggs to school in the lunchbox?
Yes! Unless it is one of the things you are asked to not send to school, they are great in the lunchbox, and if you've got a good cooler bag and ice bricks, eggs stay perfectly fine.
The fried rice salad in this picture is one of the ways I send them to school. Other times I just send them whole and peeled- the kids love them!
But surely there's more to it?
Nope! If you follow the method below, you will have perfect hard boiled eggs every time, no black edges, no undercooked yolk- just PERFECT EGGS!
How long can I keep them in the fridge?
Because they take only a few minutes to make, I tend to do them every couple of days. But they will last 3 days in the fridge. I peel them and pop them into an airtight container so that they don't make the fridge smelly eggy and to keep them at their prime.
When you need them, just pop them in the lunchbox.
How to cook perfect hard boiled eggs
- 2 eggs
- Place fridge cold eggs into a saucepan of cold water.
- Bring rapidly to the boil.
- Cook for 6 minutes.
- Rinse under cold water until you can handle them.