Anyone who has tried to boil and then peel a fresh egg, knows just how tedious a task it can quickly become. We stopped buying store eggs about 3 years ago, we were able to get fabulous eggs from a nearby farm and we loved them (now we have garage chickens)! Although it made boiled eggs a tricky task. I could never get the shell to come off easily without taking most of the egg white with it. I tried all the tricks I read online, cooking with vinegar, salt, and even poking the end of the shell with a push pin. Nothing worked.
A couple months ago we were visiting a friend who has a happy flock of chooks and she graciously served us boiled eggs. I was extremely surprised at how easy the shell came off. I asked her what her secret was….boiling water. I didn’t quite believe her at first. Could it have been that easy all along?
Heat a large pot of water to a rolling boil, with a large spoon gently place each egg into the pot of boiling water. Cover and let the eggs continue cooking for 2 minutes in boiling water. Turn heat off, and let sit covered for 20 minutes. Drain, and submerge eggs in cool water.
Go on! Peel an egg, and do a happy dance.
Do you have any tips or tricks for making boiled eggs easy to peel?
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