Perfect Peeled Hardboiled Eggs

Perfect Peeled Hardboiled Eggs

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How to ensure hard boiled eggs peel perfectly every time

"Worked beautifully on 1 dozen eggs, 8 out of 12 came right out of the shell. The rest, I just had to open the thin inner membrane and they slipped right out. No green ring either, beautiful yellow yolks! I used eggs that were about 5 days from expiration so they were aged. I can't wait to give it a whirl on newer eggs and not have to sit some aside to age for hard boiled eggs every few weeks. Eggs and fresh baked bread have always been my Achilles heel, I've tried a TON of recipes each. Check off eggs!"

- cricket85

Top-ranked recipe named "Perfect Peeled Hardboiled Eggs"

4.7 avg, 32 review(s) 88% would make again


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6 Eggs; or however many you wish to cook

Original recipe makes 6



Before cooking, allow cold eggs to reach room temperature.

Boil water and put eggs carefully in with a spoon.

Boil for 15 minutes.

Drain the water then with the lid on.

Shake the pan up and down to break the shells.

Cover eggs with cold water immediately afterwards; the peels will fall off the eggs.


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Cannot believe that I never knew this trick before. Has completely changed everything! Works like a charm!
Kalasinski 2 months ago
So easy to peel my 3 yr old was able to help.
prdill08 3 months ago
Man I wish I knew this 25 years ago I been swearing at hard boiled eggs all this time. Worked like a charm. Ty so muchmuch
Talon68 5 months ago
Great job explaining this, I always end up searching the internet for this even though I have made them for years I am always on the hunt for the 'perfect' recipe. This one is definitely it! I appreciate iy and so do my kids! A+
MauraSpeckt 7 months ago
Worked perfectly! Didn't even have to peel a couple of the eggs!
jwicker425 10 months ago
jcazes 11 month ago
Super easy! The only change I made was to bring the eggs to a boil, turn off burner, then let eggs sit in covered pot 20 minutes, then I followed your directions! Two shakes up and down in the pot was perfect!
Jenwren 11 month ago
Love how easy it is to make perfect eggs
annadunn 11 month ago
IronChefChachi 1 year ago
Works great!! Wish my mom had lived long enough to see this
Lindababy59 1 year ago
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