Anyone else relate?
I LOVE hard boiled eggs but always shy away from making them because NONE of the methods I have tried to make them easier to peel worked… I don’t mind doing some work but getting 15,000 egg shell pieces off (and you ALWAYS miss one, and feel the crunch while enjoying your egg!) is NOT my idea of a good time! So frustrating and you lose half the egg just trying to get it peeled!
I had heard that boiling older eggs, using vinegar, salt, and ice baths were methods worked, and I never had that experience, but surely SOMETHING has to work, right?
So last week I tried something that I have tried a MILLION times – but THIS time, I let it go longer… and then on this past Sunday, I made hardboiled eggs again to test this trick out, and… SUCCESS!!
So I cooked them as I normally do (medium heat to a boil, cover and remove from heat for 10 minutes or so) and then I plunged them into a bowl full of ice and cold water. I have done this before, but never actually given them much time to soak – like a minute or two, and it never worked.
THIS time I let those babies soak for at least 8 minutes, and they peeled beautifully! The membrane was separated which is what makes peeling clean happen, so it seems the trick is to let them soak in the cold water long enough for that!
Do you know of any other foolproof methods?