The Fast and Fancy Way to Turn Hard-Boiled Eggs into a Snack
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.
Just as it has a way of elevating a bowl of pasta or a simple sandwich, a jar of pesto is one of the fastest and easiest ways to upgrade a hard-boiled egg. Pesto brings a punch of bright, herbaceous flavor that’s a welcome contrast to the rich creaminess of the egg.
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 a classic cooking method for making hard-boiled eggs, and the one we lean on when cooking just a few eggs at a time. One 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
- For firm yet still creamy hard-boiled eggs: 7 to 8 minutes
- For very firm hard-boiled eggs: 9 to 10 minutes
Make Pesto-Topped Eggs
Cut a peeled hard-boiled egg into slices and drizzle with a couple tablespoons of the best pesto sauce you can find.
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.