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How to ACTUALLY boil an egg that peels

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  • PoppysitPoppysit Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    I find that buying any eggs from the store peel just wonderful. Any and all eggs I buy from the farm never peel great. I boil room temperature water, eggs straight from refrigerator. Start with room temp, add eggs, once boiling, time for 13 -14 minutes, directly to cold water. Refrigerate!
  • bbell1985bbell1985 Member Posts: 4,582 Member Member Posts: 4,582 Member
    Mine peel well. i don't overthink it. Boil 12-14 minutes, run under cool water.
  • Kelkat405Kelkat405 Member Posts: 166 Member Member Posts: 166 Member
    Crosbinium wrote: »
    I use my instant pot. Bring to pressure for 4 mins. Let sit for 6 before doing a quick release. Easy to peel eggs - even if the eggs are fresh!

    How much water? Just enough to cover?
  • michellemundimichellemundi Member Posts: 1,224 Member Member Posts: 1,224 Member
    I boil an egg once its ready, run it under cold water, use a tea spoon facing it as the shape of the egg and gently slide the spoon around, the shell just comes off
  • saragd012saragd012 Member Posts: 706 Member Member Posts: 706 Member
    Kelkat405 wrote: »
    Crosbinium wrote: »
    I use my instant pot. Bring to pressure for 4 mins. Let sit for 6 before doing a quick release. Easy to peel eggs - even if the eggs are fresh!

    How much water? Just enough to cover?

    I use this method too, just 1 cup of water. I actually put mine on a rack so they are not in the water at all, just "steamed". They peel so much easier.

    ETA: I also drop it in an ice bath for 5-10 minutes after, I don't know if it helps with peeling or not but it does keep the yolks from turning green.
    edited March 2018
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 6,203 Member Member Posts: 6,203 Member
    I second all the responders who say freshness deters easy peeling. If I am making a lot of devilled eggs for a party, I will buy the eggs a week in advance before boiling.
  • RaeBeeBabyRaeBeeBaby Member Posts: 4,323 Member Member Posts: 4,323 Member
    whosshe wrote: »
    Book idea.

    100 different ways to peel eggs perfectly followed by pictures of people failing to peel eggs perfectly using all the different methods

    What is this sorcery

    This reminded me of some pretty amusing videos I stumbled upon while looking for a recipe. Epicurious posts videos on YouTube of 50 "inexperienced chefs" trying to do a bunch of different culinary tasks like:

    Making garlic paste
    Sharpening knives
    Coring and slicing an apple for pie
    Separating egg yolk from egg white

    Surprisingly, a lot of people got the egg one correct. They end each segment with a real chef showing you his method. Personally, I use the back and forth shell method for separating as I don't like slimy egg all over my hands.



    There are quite a few more but that was enough time in my life that I'll never get back. Fun to watch if you have time.

  • Kelkat405Kelkat405 Member Posts: 166 Member Member Posts: 166 Member
    saragd012 wrote: »
    Kelkat405 wrote: »
    Crosbinium wrote: »
    I use my instant pot. Bring to pressure for 4 mins. Let sit for 6 before doing a quick release. Easy to peel eggs - even if the eggs are fresh!

    How much water? Just enough to cover?

    I use this method too, just 1 cup of water. I actually put mine on a rack so they are not in the water at all, just "steamed". They peel so much easier.

    ETA: I also drop it in an ice bath for 5-10 minutes after, I don't know if it helps with peeling or not but it does keep the yolks from turning green.

    Thank you so much. I’m definitely going to try it! :)
  • RaazirehmanRaazirehman Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    I peel eggs every day and they are perfect and now that i think about it, there is no effert at all. I just keep the eggs in a sauce pan full of water to boil for about 20-25 mins. Then, i drain the water and fill the sauce pan with cold water while eggs are still inside. I pick one egg at a time (of course) wash it off with cold water so that it cools off and its a bit eay to hold, crack the egg on the rim and put it back in the sauce pan (which still has water). Repeat for all the eggs, and then start peeling off the eggs starting from the first one which you cracked.

    Good luck
  • TonyB0588TonyB0588 Member Posts: 9,521 Member Member Posts: 9,521 Member
    urloved33 wrote: »
    egg in pot of water. cover. bring to rolling boil. turn on low. let sit in that for 11 minutes. perfect hard boiled eggs/

    Oh!! I never boil mine in a covered pot or pan.
  • mxchanamxchana Member Posts: 782 Member Member Posts: 782 Member
    Stew501 wrote: »
    Add white vinegar to boiling water; peels perfect every time; and helps hide the smell of boiling eggs

    Oh, yeah! This is what my mother told me about 55 years ago, and I forgot! Thanks for the reminder.

    I also want to try steaming them in a steamer basket. Great suggestions, people!



  • RetiredAndLovingItRetiredAndLovingIt Member Posts: 1,066 Member Member Posts: 1,066 Member
    I steam in a steamer basket & they peel perfectly every time.
  • rachelannetterachelannette Member Posts: 23 Member Member Posts: 23 Member
    Use Eggland brand. I find that they will peel the easiest. I boil them for about 15- 20 min, then put them in a cold water and ice bath and peel with running water and be sure to grab the whitish membrane found just under the outer shell and as you peel it away, the outer shell comes off with it. It takes patience getting started


    edited March 2018
  • SecretnotesSecretnotes Member, Premium Posts: 46 Member Member, Premium Posts: 46 Member
    I have chickens, so in my experience, no amount of vinegar, cold water, etc will ever make boiled fresh eggs easy to peel. It's a crap-shoot.

    I use eggs that are at least four weeks old, cook them 15 minutes in my rice cooker using the basket with a couple cups of water in the lower chamber, and they are perfect every time.
  • TonyB0588TonyB0588 Member Posts: 9,521 Member Member Posts: 9,521 Member
    Use Eggland brand. I find that they will peel the easiest. I boil them for about 15- 20 min, then put them in a cold water and ice bath and peel with running water and be sure to grab the whitish membrane found just under the outer shell and as you peel it away, the outer shell comes off with it. It takes patience getting started


    Interesting. Why do you think the brand makes a difference??
  • TonyB0588TonyB0588 Member Posts: 9,521 Member Member Posts: 9,521 Member
    I peel eggs every day and they are perfect and now that i think about it, there is no effert at all. I just keep the eggs in a sauce pan full of water to boil for about 20-25 mins. Then, i drain the water and fill the sauce pan with cold water while eggs are still inside. I pick one egg at a time (of course) wash it off with cold water so that it cools off and its a bit eay to hold, crack the egg on the rim and put it back in the sauce pan (which still has water). Repeat for all the eggs, and then start peeling off the eggs starting from the first one which you cracked.

    Good luck

    So,how many eggs are you boiling at a a time?? I just boil the one I'm going to eat.
  • brentopiabrentopia Member Posts: 113 Member Member Posts: 113 Member
    Funny thread - so many methods! Lol. I bring the water to a boil, then put eggs in and set the oven timer for 14 minutes. Remove and put in an ice bath - then into the fridge. That's it. Simple and the yolks are light and fluffy and no green rind around them - and they always peel clean.
  • keighty8keighty8 Member, Premium Posts: 3 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3 Member
    Have you tried baking them? I did this for the first time last week and it was so nice having a dozen hard-boiled eggs ready to grab for easy breakfast and as a bonus they peeled a lot easier then boiled eggs.
    edited March 2018
  • bezlooneybezlooney Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
  • beagletracksbeagletracks Member Posts: 5,925 Member Member Posts: 5,925 Member
    Boil water. Use ladle to drop eggs in. Wait for water to get up to boiling again. Turn down slightly. Set timer for 12 minutes. Drain hot water. Fill pot with cold; drain; fill again with cold water; repeat one or more times until filled pot with eggs stays cool. Remove eggs. Dry. Refrigerate immediately. Have done this many, many times with all kinds of eggs and always peel fine.
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