Once I figured out the secrets to easy peel hard-boiled eggs…well, let’s just say that I make hard-boiled eggs a lot more. There are so many great uses.
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Past Issues with Hard-Boiled Eggs
For years, I struggled with peeling hard-boiled eggs.
I struggled so much, that I rarely wanted to make them. That was too bad too, because I love eggs. Whether they are deviled eggs, egg salad, or in potato salad.
However, when you struggle with peeling the eggs, these recipes are not very fun to make.
Somehow, it seems eggs should be easy to make! That was not always the case for me. 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! Seriously frustrating. 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. When you are making a nice dish to pass at a party, you want the eggs to look and taste great.
Finding Success in Cooking and Peeling Eggs!
Just look at those beautiful eggs. It is just a thing of beauty. You can have eggs just like these too.
Changing When I Peeled the Eggs
One day, I was in a hurry, I cooled the eggs quickly with cool water and started 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
Notice the large chunks? Not small pieces with all the egg white still stuck to them? Love it!