Over the years my Mom perfected the art of making easy to peel, hard boiled eggs. There are SO many theories out there (I’ve tried many that haven’t worked) and my mom always defaults to the following tried and true method:
So if you would like to avoid eggs like this:
First: place eggs in a pot and cover with the coldest water possible. Then, set the pot on the stove and crank it up so the water will boil.
Once the water gets to a FULL rolling boil,
time it for 10 minutes exactly.
do, dee, do, dee, do, dee, dooooo.
do, dee, do, dee, DO, da da da da da…
After 10 minutes of waiting, immediately remove the eggs and
let them sit for 5 minutes.
Okay so after all that waiting, pour the hot water out and then cover the eggs with cold water in the sink.
Next, take the eggs out and roll them around a bit on the counter or sides of the sink to get most of the outsides cracked. Then place back in the water as you move to the other eggs.
Once the eggshells have all been cracked,
pull them out and start peeling!
You will be AMAZED at how easy most of the shell comes off. There is still a little bit of shell picking here and there, but for the most part it is awesome how easily it comes off.
I love hard boiled eggs as a quick breakfast for work. Or if my sandwich or salad for lunch is a little boring I slice one up and add it. Eggs are totally delicious and a great source of protein.
Thanks for reading and I hope this tip from Mom saves you some frustration the next time you make hard boiled eggs!