Are your eggs nearing the expiration date and there are still several left? No worries! You can easily hard boil them, OR if you’re like me and have found yourself with several items about to expire or nearing their end you can create make-ahead breakfast burritos and freeze them!
I recently noticed that our eggs and tortillas were getting close to expiration and was super annoyed at the money that would have been lost if we’d thrown them out. Instead, I quickly scrambled up several of the eggs, cut up tomatoes, peppers, and onions, and filled up the tortillas. (You can add anything you’d like!) After rolling each burrito, I wrapped them in plastic wrap and placed them in the freezer. Voila! My husband now has a few days worth of healthy, quick breakfasts AND we didn’t waste any food. Win-win! (Okay, so next time I’ll wrap them a little more evenly. They’re pretty ugly, but he assured me they taste good anyway!!)
Hard boiled eggs are one of those things that seem so easy, but then often become a huge pain to actually peel. I’ve actually resorted to throwing eggs away because the shells have been so annoyingly tough to remove, coming off in teeny tiny fragments. Since peeling is pretty critical for actual usage and consumption of hard-boiled eggs, I’ve tried a few different methods for achieving easy-to-peel eggs. This is the strategy that has worked the best for me:
- Add 1 Tbsp of vinegar to water and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, carefully drop the eggs in. (Seriously, carefully. I’m notorious for
having eggs crack and burst inside of the boiling pot!)
- Boil for about 15 mins (I personally like the yolks to be the very cooked, pale yellow color upon completion. If you like the darker yellow, less dry yolk, boil for slightly less time.)
- As soon as you remove the pot from the heat, give the eggs a nice ice bath by adding ice to the pot, as well as some cold water.
- Peel the eggs once all of the ice melts. This should result in simple peeling, with nice big chucks of shell coming off.
Now that you have perfectly peeled eggs, what are your favorite recipes for using them?