Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs
When making deviled eggs for your holiday meals try this tip.

After boiling your eggs, drain them and put them in the refrigerator to cool (perhaps an hour or two).

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1. Take one egg and tap on its end breaking into the shell, then tap it on the other end breaking into the shell.

2. Now roll the egg shell on its side, on your counter to smash the shell up completely.

3. Start by removing the shell at either end, making sure to get the inner membrane along with the shell itself.

4. AND now carefully pull the remaining egg shell off easily and completely.

No more hunt and pick trying to peel and boiled egg anymore. THE SECRET IS COOLING THEM then smashing the shells up completely.

I learned this trick working in a large truck stop in Iowa. "40 dozen (480) boiled eggs" had to be peeled to make egg salad for the truckers sandwiches.

Let's say, I had to master the art of peeling a boiled egg EGGACTLY..

Hope this helps you out too!

By Paula Jo Carr from Mebane, NC

Answers:

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

I add a little salt to the water. Then I like to do things quick. I just take a dull blade knife, (like a butter knife). Then hold the egg in my hand after boiled and run cold water over it to cool. Eye ball about the middle of the egg, and "wap" it with the dull edged, or butter knife. Take it all the way through with one blow, two halves lay in your hand, and I scoop them out of the shell easily with a spoon. the egg is perfect, and in half, and the whole thing takes about 1 second. I love breakfast. (12/14/2006)

By Glinda

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

If you just leave them in the pan you boiled them in after draining the water, give the pan a good shake to crack all the shells. Then fill the pan with cold water and add ice or ice packs to keep the water cold. After a half hour or so the shells will literally slip off. No need to roll them on the countertops and have bits of shells everywhere to clean up. (12/14/2006)

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By gardencraft

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

The gals are right. Boil them, add a bit of salt to water, remove after 10 minutes or so, run them under cold water to cool and then shake them right in the pan. If you do it for a minute or two, they actually PEEL themselves! (12/16/2006)

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Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

PERFECT HARDBOILED EGGS!
"Perfect", because they practically peel themselves! This even works well with farm-fresh eggs. I've used this method for years.....works GREAT!!!!!!!!!

Gently place eggs in pan of cold water. Bring water to a boil, cover with lid, remove pan from fire (leave lid on pan), and let set 20 minutes. Drain water, add very cold water (may add ice cubes), let set for 2 or 3 minutes, then drain. Replace lid. While holding lid securely in place, carefully shake the pan of eggs until eggshells are cracked into very small pieces, and eggs are either out of the shells or easily removed from them. Rinse eggs clean of all shell pieces. Use boiled eggs as desired.

Note: This is a good way to boil eggs to paint for Easter, minus the shaking of the pan, of course. An added benefit is that the eggs will NOT have that ugly green ring around the outside of the yolk, leaving it much more appetizing, tasteful, and less gaseous.

Hope this helps,
Donna (12/16/2006)

By carnall

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

I also use this technique and it definitely works, however, an addional tip is to not to use real fresh eggs, I buy the eggs a week before I boil them, this thickens the membrane making them easier to peel. (12/22/2006)

By Teri

Salt works the best

My father always used about a tablespoon of salt in the boiling water. My wife never heard of it, but it works best of all.
(04/21/2007)

By Ed

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

That is a wonderful idea! It helped me a lot with thanksgiving dinner and I always have to make deviled eggs and it has always made me mad because I have never been able to find the secret!

Thank you soo much!

Brittany Shelton (11/21/2007)

By Brittany Shelton

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

Draining the hot water and immediately adding cold water and ice works the best. (11/21/2007)

By Vicka

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

Draining the hot water and immediately adding cold water and ice works, then peeling them under cold running water works the best. (11/21/2007)

By Vicka

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

Draining the hot water and immediately adding cold water and ice works, then peeling them under cold running water works the best. (11/21/2007)

By Vicka

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

P.S. Adding a little vinegar to the water before boiling prevents that white mess that sometimes sticks on the pan around the water line. (11/21/2007)

By Vicka

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

That does not work. If you have very fresh eggs. (07/06/2008)

By KP

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

I've always heard to run cold water over the eggs, then peel. I guess the trick is to get the eggs really cold first. Another tip for deviled eggs, if you want the yolk right in the middle of the egg, which, of course looks really nice when filling the egg afterward, is to stir the eggs while they boil, this will place the yolk in the middle while it cooks. (08/13/2008)

By Louise Snyder

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