Apr 19

Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Ok so I should of posted this like last week. The way I see it better late than never. Over the years I have learned a trick with boiled eggs that I thought I should share. It’s really simple.

First try to use older eggs, get them like a week before. I use a large pot for 12-18 eggs. Put the eggs in the pot and cover with cold water about 2 inches above the eggs. Add 1 teaspoon baking soda. That is the trick for the shells to come off easy. Cook on high until boiling. Cover and reduce heat to low and cook 12 minutes. Remove from heat and place in cold water until cool enough to peel.

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Another thing I found is that brown eggs seem to be easier to peel. Of course when I’m coloring eggs I use the white shelled. I don’t remember where I got this recipe if I were to guess I would say allrecipes.com.

Happy Easter Everyone!!!!


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  1. Ann Cluck

    I would have never thought of using baking soda when boiling eggs!!! I will have to give it a try. Another trick I learned is: Drain water off eggs after boiling. Place lid on pan and just give the pan a few good back and forth movements. That will loosen the shells. Also, always start peeling from the rounded end. That is where the air pocket is and the shells usually just come right off!!

  2. margaret peg m

    baking soda is new to me, but worth a try. we usually empty out the boiling water and replace w/ ice cubes and stick in the fridge. this helps them to peel better, too.

  3. Dianna Davis

    Well its that time a year again– THis will be something I am going to try with our eggs this year– I’ve used salt, or vinegar, but never soda–Anything to make life easier That you for the idea

  4. Terri S

    I am going to try this. Thank you for sharing.

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