Here's The Fun And Easy Way To Peel Boiled Eggs

Don't become frustrated!

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Hard-boiled eggs can be hard to peel. The membrane that protects the egg also prevents it from being peeled easily, too. There are a few ways to do this easily and we know there's a way to peel eggs easily. However, there's another way to do it that's a combination of two popular egg peeling methods. 

First, you need eggs to peel. There are only a few things that will ensure that your eggs are perfectly boiled every time: 

  1. 1 Your pot should be big enough to contain the eggs in a single layer. 
  1. 2 Use enough water. It should at least have enough water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. 
  1. 3 Use a timer. A perfectly hard-boiled egg is literally one to two minutes away from being an overcooked egg that has that unsightly and unappetizing gray-green outline. 
  1. 4 Start the timer when the water is at a boil or when you place the eggs in the boiling water. 
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Once you have your perfectly boiled egg, you have to remove the shells. This is where many of us become frustrated. The fact is it can be frustrating if the shells refuse to be removed easily and when the egg becomes pockmarked because you're trying to remove that stuck-on piece of eggshell. 

The good news is that there is a fun and easy way to do this. 

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This combination technique does well for hard-boiled eggs but can be too aggressive for soft-boiled eggs. However, to peel soft-boiled eggs, the theory is the same but it can be a lot less violent so the egg stays intact. Just crack the eggshell gently but completely on the outside. Then place the cracked egg in the water so the water can enter the membrane under the shell and separate it from the egg. 

Here's what you do: 

  1. 1 Boil eggs as usual. 
  1. 2 Prepare one large container with a lid or a bowl that you can cover with plastic wrap. It should also be big enough to hold cold water and the eggs. 
  1. 3 Once eggs are cooked to your desired doneness, remove the eggs from the hot water and place these in the container while still hot. 
  1. 4 Cover the container and shake. The eggshells should crack all over. 
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  1. 5 Open the container and transfer the cracked eggs into the bowl with cold water. Let cool enough so you can handle the eggs and remove the shells completely in the water. 

Want to shortcut this process so it's much more practical but still a little fun? Do this:

  1. 1 Ditch the container and drain the pot where you cooked the eggs instead.
  1. 2 Place the lid on and holding it firmly closed, shake the pot so the eggshells crack well.
  1. 3 Remove the lid and pour in cold water. Let it cool enough to handle then remove the shells in the water. 

Peeling eggs should never a frustrating task! Try this easy egg peeling technique and see if it's still a hard chore that you dread each time you boil eggs. 

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