An Easy French Upgrade for a Hard-Boiled Egg

An Easy French Upgrade for a Hard-Boiled Egg

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Kelli Foster
Jan 5, 2017
(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Looking for a snack that fills you up and fuels you well? The humble hard-boiled egg is a small powerhouse of nutrition, but easily overlooked. We're upgrading the boiled egg in 10 sexy, spicy, flavor-jammed ways for better snacking.

Ready to give your hard-boiled egg a fast and fancy snack-time upgrade? All it takes is a single swipe of Dijon mustard. It's an unexpected addition, but you'll love the way the spicy tang of the mustard plays up the rich yolk and mild egg white.

First, Make Your Hard-Boiled Eggs

Before you can transform your basic hard-boiled egg into a satisfying snack or quick meal, you've got to cook it. There are a couple methods — choose the one that's best for you.

1. On the stovetop: This is the classic cooking method for making hard-boiled eggs, and the one we lean on when cooking just a few eggs at a time. Once the pot of eggs comes to a boil, remove it from the heat and set a timer to get the eggs cooked just the way you like them.

  • For firm yet still creamy hard-boiled eggs: 7 minutes
  • For very firm hard-boiled eggs: 9 minutes

2. In an electric pressure cooker: Cooking a big batch of hard-boiled eggs? The electric pressure cooker (or Instant Pot) is our favorite tool for the job.

  • For firm yet still creamy hard-boiled eggs: 7 to 8 minutes
  • For very firm hard-boiled eggs: 9 to 10 minutes

Eat Your Egg with Mustard!

Slice a whole peeled hard-boiled egg in half. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard over the cut side of each half. Eat immediately.

Upgrade a Hard-Boiled Egg

All it takes is a little inspiration to transform a hard-boiled egg from a basic peel-and-eat snack to one that's supremely satisfying — even meal-worthy! This series will open your eyes to all the ways to upgrade the beloved hard-boiled egg with the help of no more than three basic pantry ingredients.

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