I’ve been pretty judgmental of hard boiled eggs throughout most of my life. They smell weird, look weird, and the whites have a super weird texture. People have always told me how delicious they are, but I have always turned my nose like an egg-snob and said no way to hard boiled eggs.
At 27 years old, I finally had my first hard boiled egg. It was delicious, just like everyone has always told me. See, I was doing my first Whole30 and had started to become hangry. Compliant snacks or easy meals can be few and far between on a round of Whole 30, and I had seen so many people incorporating hard boiled eggs into their Whole30 plan. It looked like they were really helping my fellow Whole30-ers out. So, I gave it a shot and damn if I didn’t love them!
I still find hard boiled eggs that are cooked completely through to be gross. The yolks are too dry and the whites too rubbery. However, almost-hard boiled eggs are the bomb. The whites are not rubbery and the yolks have a smooth, creamy texture. They are great served whole and plain, but adding a couple of spices to them completely elevates their awesome-ness. Salt, pepper, cayenne, and Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel seasoning do just the trick.
Perfect Almost-Hard Boiled Eggs
The most scrumptious hard boiled eggs in town!
- 6 eggs
- Everything But The Bagel seasoning
- cayenne pepper
Bring a medium saucepan filled with water (enough to completely submerge the eggs) to a boil.
Once boiling, gently add the eggs to the water.
Reduce heat to medium to medium-high, and boil for 11 minutes, uncovered.
After 11 minutes, submerge the cooked eggs in an ice bath. Allow the eggs to chill for 1-2 minutes then peel.
Allow the eggs to cool or chill before serving, and top with salt, pepper, cayenne, and Everything But The Bagel seasoning.
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