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There are so many ways to enjoy the humble hard-boiled egg. Turn it into a creamy, nutritious egg salad, make a batch of tangy deviled eggs, or simply sprinkle with salt and pepper for a yummy after-school snack. To make perfect, easy to peel hard-boiled eggs every time, this is the only recipe you'll ever need. No fancy kitchen equipment necessary!
BY:Nellie's Kindness Crew
Use cold eggs straight from the fridge, and opt for eggs that are closer to their expiration date, if you have them. In general, the older the egg, the easier it is to peel.
Use a pot big enough for the eggs to remain in a single layer whenever possible.
Leave eggs in the ice bath for at least 10 minutes to allow for more thorough cooling and easy peeling. You can place them under running cold water instead, but without the cold shock from the ice bath, you may find them harder to peel—especially if the eggs are farm fresh like ours.
This recipe was developed for large eggs, so you may need to adjust the cook time a minute or two if using eggs of a different size.
We hope you find this helpful, Lorna!
Used this method for the first time Saturday (yesterday) and it worked great. No cracked eggs, and they resulted in the easiest eggs ever to peel. I'm copying this recipe and posting it on a kitchen cupboard door.
Hi George! We're so happy to hear that this method worked well for you!
Follow your directions exactly put cold eggs from fridge in the boiling water all they did was pop open
Hi Steve, we are so sorry to hear our trick let you down. This recipe was developed using large size eggs, so using any other size egg, may change the results. Another thing we've found is to gently lower each egg into the pot using a spoon or ladle to reduce the impact of the egg hitting the bottom.
Some of the eggs cracked when gently putting them in the boiling water.
We're sorry to hear you had a problem with your eggs cracking. Sometimes, when the eggs go from a very cold environment, such as the refrigerator, to a hot environment, like boiling water, it can make the eggs more susceptible to cracking. Another cause could have been that those eggs just had more brittle shells than usual. If you continue having a problem with your eggs cracking, please do let us know and we'd be happy to take a further look into what might be the cause.
on your ride to work you can easily peel the egg with one hand out the window and recycle the shells.
Hi John, We are glad you enjoy our eggs, hard-boiled or not! We appreciate your enthusiasm, but we do not recommend peeling eggs while driving. We also ask that consumers make their own controlled compost pile for our shells. Thank you for choosing the purple egg carton!
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