This Is How You Can Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs Perfectly
You just need a little patience.
You've probably had trouble boiling eggs to perfection but¬†once you have mastered how to¬†boil an egg, the next obstacle is peeling it. This is where those perfect eggs become pockmarked and unsightly.¬†
You can avoid that with¬†one¬†of the quickest and easiest ways of peeling an egg¬†and this genius tip.¬†¬†
This genius tip¬†to peel eggs is this: don't even let the egg cool off completely first. Unlike other tips which insist you let it cool down, we say you¬†should be peeling it before it¬†cools down¬†because of a number of reasons. You should¬†wait a minute or three before peeling hard-boiled eggs¬†because the egg will peel itself away from the shell on its own.
How? Here's what you need to know first:¬†¬†
What happens when the eggs are heated to high temperatures? The egg inside the shell expands. However, what happens when the eggs are cooled down? The egg¬†shrinks when cool. If you take these two¬†things into account when peeling an egg, you should¬†know the exact time when you should peel an egg: when it has cooled enough to have shrunk away from the shell.¬†
The key here is that it¬†should¬†still be hot because the next step will be made easier but also because the¬†egg will shrink away from the shell on its own. You just have to wait it out. The good news is that while you have to wait, it¬†doesn't take too long, especially if you run the egg under running water or dunk it into cold water. The shrinking can take 1 minute to as much as a few minutes. Be patient.¬†
Once you have¬†determined it's cooked to your desired doneness and it's time to peel, here's what you should do to peel it perfectly:¬†
- 1.¬†Remove the eggs from the hot water, and place these eggs in a bowl of cold water. Let stand¬†until¬†it has cooled down enough for you to handle it¬†without burning¬†your fingers.¬†
- 2. Grab an egg and then crack the eggshell all over. Make sure all the large pieces of eggshell are completely cracked.¬†
- 3. Take off a piece of shell and¬†grab hold of the membrane that is stuck to the shell. This will make peeling it easier.¬†
- 4. Peel the membrane, and effectively the shell, from the egg.¬†If needed,¬†dunk the egg in the water to loosen the membrane from the egg.¬†
- 5. Repeat with the remaining eggs.¬†
Once you've peeled all your eggs, make any of these delicious egg recipes:¬†