This is one of those age old questions. How to peel hard boiled eggs effectively? It seems no matter how hard I try, I always end up taking most of the white of the egg with the shell and throwing it away. Leaving me with a hard boiled mess. Ugh! There are several theories out there like adding salt, vinegar or baking soda to the water, giving them an ice bath or shaking the egg in a jar. What really works?
I do believe I have finally found the perfect way to remove the shell from hard boiled eggs and only the shell. I’ve tried this on several batches and the one thing I do know, it does’t work on new eggs. So give them a week or use store bought.
1. Once the eggs are done boiling to your liking, drain the hot water and add cold water immediately.
2. Crack the eggs all over as the cold water is running in the pan, this allows water to separate the membrane and the egg white.
3. Peel the eggs under the water in the pan. Leaving them submerged as you peel them.
Super easy and it works.