If there’s one thing I see all across my community, is that people really struggle with Boiling and Peeling Eggs. There are specific tips and secrets I have used over the years that will give you the best results every single time. I have personally never had an eggshell get stuck to my egg UNLESS I didn’t follow through properly on the tips I am about to share with you. I have also heard that some people swear by adding a little bit of baking soda to their boiling water to get the cleanest peel every time. I haven’t tried this hack yet so let me know how it is if you do. I have also heard people adding a touch of vinegar or salt to the water as another peeling hack so I want to know in the comments your best peeling and boiling egg secrets. Please share the love and knowledge with our amazing community.
Boiling and Peeling Eggs Perfectly
- ice cold water
- Place the raw eggs into a pot of water. Turn the heat on and let the water come to a rolling boil. As soon as the water is boiling, turn off the heat and cover the eggs with a lid for 10 minutes.
- How long you leave the lid on will determine how soft/hard the yolk will be. 10 minutes is more than enough for a hard boiled yolk. If you want a softer yolk, just let it rest for about 6-7 minutes or less time.
- Now, remove the lid and place the eggs into a bowl with cold water and ice. If you don’t want to prepare an ice bath, you can place the eggs under cold running water from the faucet in that same pot for about a minute or so.
- Don’t let the eggs sit int the ice bath for too long as the shells may stick that way. The trick is to soak them in the ice bath for about a minute or so or until they are cool enough to handle. They should still be warm to the touch.
- Take all the eggs out of the ice bath and gently crack it onto a hard surface. Using this method the peels come out beautifully and my eggs are silky smooth every single time.
If you want to know how to separate the yolk from the whites perfectly, check out this other hack here!