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Easy Way to Peel Boiled Eggs

Easy Way to Peel Boiled Eggs – Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs can be tricky. Let me show you how to tackle them without getting frustrated…

Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Are you frustrated every time you have to peel a hard-boiled egg? 

I feel your pain. Crack egg whites and divots can be so annoying. Here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years that make peeling hard-boiled eggs a breeze!

How To Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

  1. Old eggs peel easier than fresh eggs. Nobody likes the idea of eating old food, but eggs can last a long time in the fridge. Instead of using your newly gathered farm fresh eggs straight from the chicken, hard boil the eggs that have been in your fridge for a few weeks. At the grocery store, I would even pick eggs with an older expiration date, because the older the eggs, the easier they are to peel.
  2. Cold eggs peel easier than warm eggs. When making deviled eggs, I usually cook my eggs first thing in the morning, chill them all day, then come back and make the deviled eggs in the evening. Chilling is a huge factor in easy peeling.

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

3. Cracks are a good thing. Ever look into the pot of boiling water and worry over a cracked egg? Silly us. When an egg cracks while boiling is allows a tiny bit of water to seep under the shell. The extra layer of water makes it much easier to peel the shell off.

4. Tap and roll. When you’re ready to peel the eggs, gently tap them on a hard surface and roll to crack the shell on all sides. Try to get your fingernail underneath the film that separates the egg white from the shell. Once you get a section of the film up, it should be smooth peeling.

How to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

5. The magic of cold water. If you have an extra hard-to-peel egg, run it under cold water while peeling. Like the cracked eggs with an extra layer between the shell, the water works its way under the shell and makes it easier to lift off.

6. A baker’s dozen. The truth is, some eggs are just harder to peel than others. Even if you do everything right, there’s a chance you’ll have one or two eggs that are just plain ugly after peeling. I always boil 1-2 extra eggs, to ensure all the eggs I’m using for my deviled egg recipe are smooth and gorgeous!

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

These 6 simple steps will change the game when it comes to peeling hard-boiled eggs. These simple tricks have made it so much easier for my family when it comes to snack time or making an appetizer for a gathering. 

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11 comments on “Easy Way to Peel Boiled Eggs”

  1. Great tips
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I know my family would go crazy for this recipe!

  3. This is exactly how my mother taught me do peel hard boiled eggs. Another poi! T to remember – don’t put wet hard boiled eggs back into their cardboard carton. They will eventually stick and you won’t be able to remove the egg. My mother-in-law found this out the hard way.

  4. Thank you for this! These tips really helped!

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  7. Great tips! Adding a few drops of vegetable oil to the water also makes eggs easier to peel.

  8. I find I can peel eggs straight from the chicken if I steam them instead of boiling

  9. Such great tips! I cannot wait to try them out!

  10. I tap and roll, then use a spoon between the shell and egg. There always seems to be one in the bunch that just doesn’t want to let go! : )