How to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs – the easy way! Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs can be tricky. Let me show you how to tackle them without getting frustrated…
How To Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
Here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years that make peeling hard boiled eggs a breeze!
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.
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 avocado deviled eggs with bacon in the evening. Chilling is a huge factor in easy peeling.
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.
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 separate the egg white from the shell. Once you get a section of the film up, it should be smooth peeling.
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.
A bakers 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 insure all the eggs I’m using for my deviled egg recipe are smooth and gorgeous!
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