I want to know the secret

  1. To making hard boiled eggs so they can be easily peeled.
    I hate it when half the egg comes off with the shell.
    -Russell
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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   WashYaHands
    If you roll the hard boiled egg on a hard surface with the palm of your hand with just enough pressure to crack the shell, it should peel off easily. Let me know if it works.

    Linda
  4. by   Nurse Ratched
    Also - use older eggs. Very fresh ones will stick to the shell. Older ones have a little air pocket in them that makes the shell come off easier.
  5. by   jnette
    You take the eggs out of the hot water IMMEDIATELY and place them in COLD water for 5 minutes or so. Or... dump out the hot water and let the cold tap water continue to run over them for several minutes. Works every time !

    Also.. while peeling, watch for that thin piece of membrane.. if you can snatch that between your fingers, peel it along with the shell before you get a "chunk" of the egg.
  6. by   RN always
    Originally posted by jnette
    You take the eggs out of the hot water IMMEDIATELY and place them in COLD water for 5 minutes or so. Or... dump out the hot water and let the cold tap water continue to run over them for several minutes. Works every time !

    I was going to post this answer but you beat me to it. This works every time for me!
  7. by   Rustyhammer
    I really should have asked this BEFORE Easter.
    -Russell
  8. by   NRSKarenRN
    Fail proof Boiled eggs:

    1. use eggs at least 5 days old.
    2. Place in pot of cold water from egg container with enough watrer covering over tops of eggs. Add dash of salt.
    3. Let sit in pan on stove BEFORE turning on for 10-15 min.
    4. Turn burner on high. As soon as water comes to rolling boil, cover, turn off heat and move to unused burner--let sit in covered pan 20 minutes. (Set timmer).
    5. immediately drain, then pour cold water over eggs. I let them sit about 3 minutes, dump out water then pour more cold water over. Sit 5 minutes

    Peeling:

    Originally posted by WashYaHands
    If you roll the hard boiled egg on a hard surface with the palm of your hand with just enough pressure to crack the shell, it should peel off easily.

    Linda
    Peeling this way works ever time. for me too!
    Cooked this way , you will not have hard grey margins to eggs either.

    Eat and enjoy!

    My secret ingrediant in egg sald or deviled eggs: add pinch marjoram LEAVES----yummy.
  9. by   CountrifiedRN
    I can never get the eggs right either. Thanks for the instructions NRSKaren, I'll try that next year!

    In the meantime Rusty, do what I do - assign that chore to the kids! (You can make it like a contest to see who can get the most eggs peeled!)
  10. by   Ortho_RN
    Speaking of deviled eggs.. What is everyones recipe for them?? I love everyone elses but I haven't found one that I am good at
  11. by   CountrifiedRN
    I keep the deviled eggs pretty simple - mix the yolks with mayonaise and mustard to taste, add a splash of tabasco, then after the mix is spooned into the egg white halves, top with paprika.
  12. by   Rapheal
    Here's a trick to get eggs that are always easy to peel no matter how old they are. Place the eggs in water that is already boiling.
    Occasionally one cracks because of the difference in temperature but the shell never sticks.

    As for deviled eggs-RN2bNC and I use the same recipe. Sometimes I sprinkle with dried chives instead of paprika. Deviled eggs are so yummy.
  13. by   Nursie30
    gotta have sugar for the deviled eggs

    and for hard boiled eggs, I use a spoon after cracking them, run the spoon under the shell and takes it all off at once
  14. by   jemb
    To get hard cooked eggs that peel easily, I punch a tiny hole in the larger end of the egg. (I use one of the prongs of a cheapie corn-on-the-cob holder, but kitchenware stores actually sell a product just for this purpose.) And, as already mentioned in other posts, cool the eggs in cold water. Works every time!

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