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How do I hard boil eggs so that they peel easily?


Asked by mom23girls541 at 7:33 PM on Oct. 9, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Place 6 or 8 eggs into an empty pot. Put '"cold" water in the pot. Boil for 10 minutes on high or med-high.
    Take the eggs out and transfer to a large bowl, with ice and water.
    The eggs will crack once across when you crack 1 -2 times on both tips of egg.

    Answer by coffeeyum at 7:45 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Don't use super fresh eggs. Farm fresh eggs are the WORST to peel

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:35 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Add a little salt to the water.

    Answer by CarlyCo at 7:34 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • I agree with But_Mommie. Don't use really fresh eggs.

    Answer by andrea96 at 7:37 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • I throw ice cubes in the water after they have finished cooking. Then drain the water and roll the eggs around the pan so they crack up. Then they peel easily.

    Answer by admckenzie at 7:41 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • After they boil put them in a container of ice water or run them under cold water for about 5 minutes immediatly after taking them off the eye of the stove. Then peel

    Answer by sheloveearth at 7:35 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • I think its just about how you peel them. I usally crack the peel really tiny, get a good 'grip' on a piece and they peel right off. I also run them under cold water right when they are done.

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 7:42 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • i just crack both ends and then roll it on the counter and then it comes off real easy ... i nvr heard of usin ice .. but i guess everyone has there own ways

    Answer by chulafromhtown at 7:50 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Fresh eggs are much harder to peel. We always get them a few days in a advance for making boiled eggs. Once they are cooked, drain the water and rinse them well with cold. Crack them all and place them back in the cold water to wait to be peeled.

    Answer by scout_mom at 7:54 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Boil them for 6 minutes in a light rolling boil then peel when they are still warm, not cold.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 8:18 PM on Oct. 9, 2010