When you boil eggs, put a tablespoon of vegetable oil in the water. This makes them easier to peel, because the shells are porous and a tiny bit of oil is absorbed
Source: Family Circle April 1, 2009
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Add a little vegetable oil to the water in the pot when boiling eggs. The shells absorbs just enough of the oil so that the shells then slide right off!
I can't wait to try this! Thanks! (03/25/2009)
I am definitely going to give this a try!
Thanks so very much for this suggestion! I have been having such a hard time 'peeling' my hard boiled eggs. I put them in water, heat to low boil, remove from heat and let sit for 20-25 minutes, then refrigerate in covered container. Eggs are perfect, except for removing the shell. (03/26/2009)
What a good idea! Janet (03/27/2009)
Same as above, thanks again for the suggestion. I love this website, it gives a lot of good suggestions. I also liked the water deal with the sunny side up eggs. Hubby liked that one too. (03/27/2009)
Such a good idea. It makes me hungry for deviled eggs. (03/27/2009)