Peeling hard-boiled eggs can be extremely frustrating — frustrating for your kids when they want a quick, easy snack and frustrating for you when you’re making deviled eggs or hors d’oeuvres that need to look presentable!
Well now you can take that frustration and throw it out the window because below are 3 easy steps for an easy peel!
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Step One: This is probably the most important step. Despite what you may or may not have read, my experimentation has determined that the only way to start your hard-boiled eggs is in water that’s already a rolling boil. Some foodies may claim that it’s important to put your eggs into the water before it’s too hot to avoid breaking but while that may be true, it won’t get you an easy peel. Make sure that water is boiling! You might have an egg or two break on you when you put it in, but one lost egg is worth it for an easy peel!
Step Two: This step, of course, is pretty regular everywhere. Boil your eggs until cooked through. This takes about 10-15 minutes.
Step Three: After your eggs are done cooking, immediately transfer your eggs to an ice bath. This transfer from extreme hot to extreme cold (similar to what we did in step one, only backwards) will help keep the shell from sticking to the egg. Allow your eggs to get cold before peeling.
*Peeling Tip: When peeling your eggs, it’s important to make sure you get under the inside sac that’s between the egg white and the shell. Pulling this layer off will also give you an easier peel.
Finally, your eggs should peel nice and easy with the shells coming off in big chucks! Now you can finally enjoy hard-boiled eggs without the frustration of peeling them!