There is something perfect in its simplicity, the hard-boiled egg. Which can be eaten at any time, my son Jason, an avid hockey player, usually eats them to increase his protein intake. Which, means for breakfast and as a mid-afternoon snack, or a snack right before a hockey game.
Here is a hack that I learned a long time ago, with the arrival of my Air Fryer and a curious imagination.
You can actually hard boil an egg by simply putting it down in the air fryer basket. True, you might want to put them in a basket or a trivet so they don’t roll around. But, what is better than putting an egg in, setting the time and temperature and walking away to find a hard-boiled egg. Can you say multi-task?
This is also a great time saver because you can whip up deviled eggs in no time. Especially, since you just walk away after you set the time and temperature, what could be a more perfect solution?
What makes a perfect hard-boiled egg? There are many different opinions on them, here are a few:
- There is no green ring around the yolk, the york is by itself. (This actually means that the egg has been overcooked)
- Older eggs are actually easier to peel. (Usually just a week or two old, not months)
- If your eggs are hard to peel, just place them into a bowl of cold water, as the water goes into the shell, which makes it easier to peel.
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Once you have a batch of hard boiled eggs, you only have about three to five days to use them up
Store them unpeeled in the refrigerator, until ready to use.
- 6-12 large eggs
Set your eggs in a trivet or tray, anything to prevent from them flying around the air fryer.
I tried to get them not to roll, that was the hardest part of the recipe.
Set your time for 250 degrees F.
Set your time for 16 minutes.
After the time is up, use tongs and place the cooked eggs directly into cold water, this will stop the cooking process.
Let sit for about 5 minutes.
Then, once cool, peel and dice. Or if you are not using them right away, put them in the refrigerator.
They will store for about 3-5 days. It is recommended that you leave them unpeeled, until ready to use.