Best Way to Peel Boiled Eggs
Have you ever had trouble with peeling hard boiled eggs? Does the shell not remove from the egg and do you end up tearing up the egg? We used to have those challenges too but started using this technique fo easy peel hard boiled eggs and we have perfectly peeled boiled eggs! This method is really simple and makes the peeling process much less frustrating and produces great eggs for egg salad sandwiches and anytime you’re craving a low carb boiled egg recipe. Nearly everyone, plus their mothers, plus their grandmothers have their preferred way of boiling an egg.
How to Boil Eggs
There are two main schools of thought on how to boil an egg: 1. Place the eggs in a pot, cover with water, and then boil. 2. Bring a pot of water to a boil, place the eggs in, and then boil. We prefer the method 2 for the because it eliminates several variables which affect cooking times and is easier to teach to a broad spectrum of people to help them consistently be successful with cooking a good egg. Method 1 is excellent, and produces a slightly less bouncy white, but times will vary much more depending on individual variables such as the size of the pot, how many eggs, heat of the stove, someone’s judgement on what a boiling point it and thus affecting when the cooking time begins.
Even method 2 will have some variance in time, especially when seeking a cooked white and a runny yolk, but the variance is much less then method 1. But if you, or your mom, or you grandma have their favorite method, we aren’t ones to argue.
Poke a Hole in Egg and Ice Water Bath
The method of placing the eggs into the boiling water is just our preferred way to help everyone be successfull. A few other tips we use when boiling eggs: We poke a small hole in the bottom to release air, allowing the egg to expand within the shell as it boil and create a closer to uniform roundness. Stirring the eggs for the first couple minutes helps keep the yolk centered in the eggs instead of occasionally cooking lopsided. And immediate ice water bath stops the cooking and shocks the eggs, allowing them to peel much easier. Thus making an easy-peel boiled egg. Click Here for All our –> Great Egg Recipes and Breakfast Brunch Recipes
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Ice Water bath makes a big difference. Even if you don’t poke a hole in the bottom of the egg before boiling, putting eggs in an ice water bath helps to peel eggs easier.
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Poke a small hole in the bottom to release air, allowing the egg to expand within the shell as it boil and create a closer to uniform roundness. Stirring the eggs for the first couple minutes helps keep the yolk centered in the eggs instead of occasionally cooking lopsided. And immediate ice water bath stops the cooking and shocks the eggs, allowing them to peel much easier. We might get 1 in 10 which doesn't peel perfectly, but this method is the best and most consistent of the dozens of ways we've tested.
- 6 Large Eggs
- Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil with enough water to completely cover the eggs by about an Inch of water. (A larger pot will help keep the water temperature from dropping too drastically when the eggs are added to the water)
- Poke a small hole in the large end of each egg with a pushpin or similar.
- Gently place the eggs in the water and start the timer (6 min. 30 seconds = set whites, runny yolks | 10 minutes for fully cooked whites and yolks - aka hard boiled eggs.) Gently stir the eggs for the first 2 minutes. Adjust the heat to try to keep the water at a gently boil.
- While the eggs boil, prepare a large bowl of ice water.
- When the eggs are cooked to your desired doneness, immediately place them in the ice water. Stir for a minute or two and then allow them to cool completely in the ice water.
- Crack and peel the eggs, starting from the large end of the eggs.