Saturday, December 7, 2013

Why Didn't I Know This?

I recently came across a tip for successful peeling of hard-boiled eggs.  Fresh eggs, in particular, can be very challenging to peel, especially if you are hoping for anything pretty enough to stuff and put on a plate!  

For easy-to-peel eggs simply tap the raw egg shell just hard enough that you hear that "uh-oh" sound of a cracked egg.  The crack will be just a hairline, hard to even see.  Proceed to boil as usual (I start with eggs in cold water, bring to a boil, cover and turn off heat and let sit for 12 minutes before rinsing in cold water.)  

The cracks will open slightly but often the membranes remain intact.

This picture is just because the shell was so pretty - light olive green on the outside and a lovely aqua on the inside.

These eggs, below, are very fresh and all but one peeled very easily.

I have read and heard so many suggestions for how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs, but this was a new one to me!  And it really works!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I had come to accept that hard-boiled fresh eggs would have the "marred" look after peeling the shells, but now I know differently. Thanks for sharing your tip! :-)