How to Cook Easy Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs
Once I figured out the secrets to easy peel hard-boiled eggs…
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Past Issues with Hard-Boiled Eggs
For years, I struggled with peeling hard-boiled eggs. So much that I rarely wanted to make them. I love deviled eggs, egg salad, and potato salad. However, when you struggle with peeling the eggs, these recipes are not very fun to make. They should be easy to make. When I would peel the eggs, it seemed that I would end up with about ½ the egg left after peeling because I mangled the egg and the shell just trying to get the egg peeled. Another thing that I struggled with is the grey ring that will often form on the edge of the egg yolk. While I do not think it changes the taste of the hard-boiled egg, it just does not look very nice.
Changing When I Peeled the Eggs
One day, I was in a hurry and I cooled them quickly with cool water peeling them when they were just cool enough for me to handle. The shells almost fell off! I accidentally found a new trick.
Changing How I Cooked the Eggs
Then a few years later, I decided to cook the eggs in a covered kettle versus a small pot that barely held the eggs. I covered the kettle and only used about an inch of water. I bring the water to a boil and let the eggs boil for 5 minutes. Then I keep the cover on the kettle and let it sit for 10 minutes. Once done, I put the kettle in the sink and slowly start to add cool water. When the eggs are cool enough to touch, I begin peeling the eggs. The result was perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs that peel easy.
Works Every Time!
I am sure that there is a scientific reason for why this works, but I don’t have a clue why this works. This is the method that I use all the time to make my hard-boiled eggs and it works every time. Making and peeling hard-boiled eggs is no longer a dreaded task.
Not Only Easy Peel, But No Grey Ring Around the Yolk
Just Look at the Large Peelings and Perfect Eggs