If there is one thing that frustrates more cooks than peeling hard boiled eggs, I do not know what it is. My wife and I are not alone in sharing this frustration. I have, until recently, been at a loss to get an egg that can be peeled easily. But no more. I have (and I say this with trepidation) figured it out.
There are 3 keys:
- When the eggs are done cooking, immediately immerse in an ice bath
- Let them sit for a little while after the ice bath
- Start by breaking the eggs from the flatter end of the shell
- As many eggs as you wish to make
- Enough water to cover
Put the eggs in a pot full of water. Bring to a boil and let cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and cover. Let cook for 10 – 12 minutes. Remove the eggs and put them in a bowl full of ice and water. Let them sit in the ice bath for approximately 10 minutes. Drain and let them sit for another 5 – 10 minutes.
When ready to take the shell off, start by cracking the shells from the flat end. Please let me know if you try this method and have the same success as I did.