After much deliberation I finally came up with a serious game plan! It is a strange one albeit ..although now it seems incredibly normal. My little guy loves pointing out eggs in farm books and playing with his plastic eggs (my grocery store keeps its eggs in an open shelf on the lowest *kid accessible* level grrr) so thankfully it finally dawned on me to let him play cook+crack+peel his own REAL egg! and hopefully that equation would=tasting+eating the egg!
As I was planning to do this little trick I also happened to notice while grocery shopping packs of one dozen cute little quail eggs for only $2.50! ..Aha! this was SO perfect because what that meant was that if my little guy did take a tiny taste of a hard boiled egg (which he had done before only biting into the white outer layer which seemed to scar him for all future tastes!)..it wouldn't be just a bite of the whites or just the yolk ..it is such a small little egg that one bite for a little boy to taste gives both the white -and- yolk all at once!
I am happy to report that with this one little -wish I would have thought of this sooner- trick, we are now a part of the hard boiled egg eating family club! ..now if only he would eat scrambled+poached+fried eggs ..baby steps!
..I served the eggs with a little crunchy salt on the side that my boy loves to sprinkle on top himself!