Friday, May 27, 2016

Easy To Peel Hard Boiled Eggs




It doesn't matter how fancy the party is, everyone loves a good Deviled Egg.  It's an American Classic that never fails to please a crowd.  And I make really good Deviled Eggs.  Lots of mustard is the key.  However, peeling a dozen or two hard boiled eggs has long been the bane of my kitchen existence.  It takes me ages and a lot of four letter words are used.

Enter a recent Google binge on random topics.  I came across the following top tips and let me tell you Bob, my life is forever changed!  I followed these directions to a T and peeled 18 hard boiled eggs in about five minutes.  

Happy dances occurred.  Choirs of angels sang.  Tears of joy flowed.  And a barrage of texts to friends who were not quite as enthusiastic about my discovery were sent.

So here it is, friends.  The holy grail of easy to peel hard boiled egg instructions.  Enjoy!

Step #1: Bring pot of water to a boil.

Step #2: Gently place eggs in water, ensuring that they are covered by at least 1" of water.

Step #3: Bring water back up to a simmer.

Step #4: Simmer for exactly 12 minutes.

Step #5: At about boil minute 10, get a large bowl ready with ice water.  

Step #6: Remove eggs from boiling water with slotted spoon or strainer, and place them gently in the bowl of ice water.

Step #7: Leave them in ice water for 5-10 minutes.  {I changed out the ice a few times}

Step #8: Remove eggs from ice water and peel immediately.

Please let me know if you try this and have the same successful results that I had.  I still can't believe how well this worked!  It really is all about the little things in life!

1 comment:

Laurie Anne said...

I boil eggs every week and I DREAD having to peel them. If they are for chopped egg sandwiches, no biggie if the shell sticks (because it always does, ugh)however, if I am making deviled eggs (I also make a killer deviled egg... the secret is in the vinegar so you have a slight zing that gets you behind the ear)I need my eggs to look "pretty". Can't wait to try this method. I think I've tried them all. When you peel your eggs do you use a spoon? I saw that on America's Test Kitchen and that was also a game changer.
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