Have you ever hesitated to make a dish that needed hard-boiled eggs because you dreaded the task of peeling the eggs? I sure have, too many times. I could just picture the struggle in my head; peeling away half the whites of the eggs while wanting to make beautiful deviled eggs. Put that vision behind you. You can now look forward enjoying hard boiled eggs, making deviled eggs and other dishes that require hard boiled eggs. This easy peel hard boiled egg technique will help you succeed without an egg fight in your kitchen.
This post is an update to my previous easy peel hard boiled eggs here.
Easy Peel Eggs
Some articles or recipes you read might say that you can only use older eggs or non farm fresh eggs to get easy peel hard boiled eggs. Well, from personal experience I can tell you that’s not the case. With this method of hard boiling the eggs it’s the technique of shocking the eggs that gets them to peel easily; not the type of egg.
Easy Peel Methods
There are so many theories out there on the best way to get easy peel hard boiled eggs. Some say the eggs must be fairly old, like close to expired or it’s the method of peeling that makes the difference. I beg to differ and you’ll find many forms of proof that it’s the cooking method and not the way you peel. I have another post on easy peel eggs and I still stand by it, but as stated in my post I found it not work on all types of eggs it seemed. This shock method in this post I’ve had huge success with. Pretty much every time I hard boil eggs this way 9/10 eggs peel beautifully, without any issues. That’s why this is my #1 way to hard boil eggs now. I call it the shock method. You are shocking the eggs when you put them into boiling water, then shocking them once more when you place them in an ice bath after cooking. It really works! Give it a try.
Whole Made Eggs
If you haven’t had the joy of tasting true farm fresh eggs yet, you absolutely must. Store bought commercial eggs just don’t have the same flavor. Farm fresh eggs can be quite pricey, but we’ve been lucky to have family share some great farm fresh eggs with us since we moved to Northern Kentucky. My husband and I are getting close to getting chickens on our property. We love eggs for their nutritional value and farm/backyard fresh eggs are far superior nutrition-wise as well as taste so we’re going forth on a new venture of backyard chickens. We can’t wait to taste and share our experiences on this new egg-cellent journey, so please stay tuned…
Give this hard-boiling method a try and let us know how it works out for you below!