Hard boiled eggs are one of those things that seem so easy, but then often become a huge pain to actually peel. I’ve actually resorted to throwing eggs away because the shells have been so annoyingly tough to remove, coming off in teeny tiny fragments. Since peeling is pretty critical for actual usage and consumption of hard-boiled eggs, I’ve tried a few different methods for achieving easy-to-peel eggs. This is the strategy that has worked the best for me:
- Add 1 Tbsp of white vinegar to water and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, carefully drop the eggs in. (Seriously, carefully. I’m notorious for having eggs crack and burst inside of the boiling pot!)
- Boil for about 15 mins (I personally like the yolks to be the very cooked, pale yellow color upon completion. If you like the darker yellow, less dry yolk, boil for slightly less time.)
- As soon as you remove the pot from the heat, give the eggs a nice ice bath by adding ice to the pot, as well as some cold water.
- Peel the eggs once all of the ice melts. This should result in simple peeling, with nice big chucks of shell coming off.
Now that you have perfectly peeled eggs, what are your favorite recipes for using them?