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How To Easily Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Boil and Cool The Eggs

When I make my hard boiled eggs, I always put a pinch of baking soda and a pinch of salt into the water. Apparently this is supposed to help the eggs loosen from the shell and solidify the egg white – this makes it much easier to peel. I bring my pot of water to a boil then carefully place the eggs into the pot. Don’t crowd the eggs and make sure they are covered with water. I simmer mine for 13 minutes.

After the 13 minutes, I dump the hot water out of the pot and run a trickle of cold water into the pot for 10 minutes. If you have a few trays of ice handy, you can just put your eggs in an ice bath for the cooling time.

Peel The Eggs and Enjoy!

You’ll be surprised at how easily the shell peels off! Hard boiled eggs keep well in the fridge for up to a week – with or without the peel.

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Amazing! I’ll remember your advice the next time I boil eggs.


Ok, Rain. Next time I’m trying salt and baking soda added to the water. I’ve finally learned how to boil (almost always) perfectly hard boiled eggs, but infortunately easy peeling still eludes me.


Thanks, Rain, for the tip about adding baking soda and salt to make the eggs peel easier. I’ve never done this and sometimes, but not always, the shells will just not peel easily. I’m trying your suggestions next time we boil some.


Those eggs look good 🙂

All the best Jan

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