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How do you make perfect hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel?

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asked Feb 6, 2016 in Food and Drink by anonymous
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Most individuals face problems when they try to peel a full boiled egg. In fact, super fresh eggs are always going to be hard to peel no matter what you do. Hence, it is best not to hard-boil your eggs the same day they are purchased. Here is how to hard-boil eggs so that they are easy to peel. Place the eggs in a medium saucepan and pour at least two inches of cold water. Add one tablespoon of salt to this water. Place the pan over high heat until it is boiled. Turn off the heat when the eggs are boiled and let it sit there for about 15 minutes. Add a few ice cubes to the water and let it cool down for another 5 minutes. Carefully crack the egg shells and make sure the majority of the egg shell is cracked. Now start peeling the shell gently. The shell will peel without any issues.



answered Feb 6, 2016 by nilupa1973 (35,290 points)
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Making hard-boiled eggs is as easy as 1-2-3. Follow these steps on how to hard-boil eggs and get ready for tender whites and golden yellow yolks every time.


  1. PLACE eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in single layer. ADD cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. HEAT over high heat just to boiling.
  2. REMOVE from burner. COVER pan. LET EGGS STAND in hot water about 12 minutes for large eggs (9 minutes for medium eggs; 15 minutes for extra large).
  3. DRAIN immediately and serve warm. OR, cool completely under cold running water or in bowl of ice water, then REFRIGERATE.
Food safety precaution: Piercing shells before cooking is not recommended. If not sterile, the piercer or needle can introduce bacteria into the egg. Also, piercing creates hairline cracks in the shell, through which bacteria can enter after cooking.[1][2]


[1] http://www.incredibleegg.org/cooking-school/egg-cookery/hard-boil-eggs/

[2] http://allrecipes.com/recipe/235595/how-to-make-perfect-hard-boiled-eggs/

answered Feb 6, 2016 by benbailey (5,400 points)
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My husband likes to eat hard boiled eggs as a snack, so I've had a lot of time to perfect the process. It's actually quite easy to make up a big batch.



I put anywhere between 6 and 12 eggs in the bottom of a large pot. I add cold water to the pot, covering up the eggs so that there is approximately one inch of water covering them. After bringing the water to a boil, I remove the pot from the stove and place it on a pot holder. After putting on a lid, I allow the pot to sit for about 10-12 minutes. After draining the eggs, I run some cold water over them while they are still in the pot. They are then ready to either peel or save for later!






answered Feb 7, 2016 by Unckelli (50,310 points)

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