Eating healthy is a habit we can teach our kids at a young age, and school days shouldn’t be an exception. Although time is tight in the morning, we can still prepare something easy, fast, healthy and delicious for our kids to fuel on before heading to school. This simple boiled egg recipe is something my mom taught me at a young age and now my kids love so much. Even guest children who come over for breakfast ask for our special egg sandwich (cute).
For a woman over 40 version, I sprinkle some sesame seeds and some ground flax seeds on mine.
As easy as boiling an egg is, people still don’t get it right. It’s either over cooked or stuck to the shell and difficult to peel. Let me walk you through it. First put the eggs in a pan and cover with tap water, add in a teaspoon of vinegar. This will help the peel come off nicely. Bring to a boil. Now from the minute it boils, count 7 minutes. Drain the hot water and pour on ice cold water. You can choose to remove the eggs from the boiling water and drop them in an ice bath. Leave them in for a few minutes then peel. The peel should come off so easily, you’ll be tempted to boil eggs every day! Once the eggs are boiled the rest comes together in not time.
- 6 boiled eggs
- Black pepper (freshly ground)
- ¼ cup olive oil
*Boil the eggs as I mentioned earlier, it is an easy and full proof way. Get them peeled while still warm, if you wait till they are cold the peel might stick back to the egg.
*Use a fork to squash the eggs in a big bowl. You can do this part in a mixer if you’re not in the squashing mood. For me a little elbow grease is much easier than cleaning the egg off the mixer.
*Sprinkle salt and freshly ground pepper and drizzle the olive oil and mix. You want the egg pieces to be small enough to stick to each other and not jump off the sandwich. The olive oil is the glue in this case so if you feel you need more then add a bit more. It’s up to taste mostly. In our house we love olive oil, my kids will drizzle some on the bread before adding the eggs for a double olive oil effect.
*That’s it mainly, you can make this a base for any egg sandwich you want and add in bell peppers, carrots, maybe parsley if your children don’t mind. Even if you leave it at its basic form it is a delicious breakfast or light lunch. Enjoy!