Tired of ruining eggs?
The struggle is real. You gather your farm fresh eggs, and boil them for hard or soft boiled eggs. You anxiously start to peel your cooled eggs, only to find they don’t peel. The shells are stuck to the egg, and the more you pick the more egg that is pulled off with the shell. Finally, filled with frustration, you look online and you ended up here!
Don’t worry my friend, all is not lost. You CAN hard boil your fresh eggs AND have the eggshells nearly fall off, all without removing bits of egg. The process is simple and quick!
So how do you make eggs that peel as easily as store bought? You steam them!
After steaming, place them in an ice water bath for 5-10 minutes. Whether you peel right away or store them in the refrigerator, the shells will slip right off!
Bonus benefit of steaming eggs- a tender egg with no green ring around the yolk. The rapid cooling via ice bath results in a round egg, instead one with a flat bottom, which is perfect for Deviled Eggs!.
Easy Peel Hard or Soft Boiled Eggs
Farm fresh eggs can be difficult to peel when boiled. With our quick and easy recipe, you’ll be enjoying your hard or soft “boiled” eggs in no time!
Gather pot, lid, and steamer basket (or colander/mesh strainer that fits inside pot)
Add several inches of water to the pot, but not enough to touch steamer basket
Place lid on pot, and bring water to boil on high heat
Wash eggs while waiting
Once water is boiling, place eggs in basket/colander/mesh strainer and set inside pot. Cover with lid
Steam eggs for 12 minutes for hard or 6 minutes for soft eggs
After steaming, place eggs in an ice water bath for 5-10 minutes until cool
Once cool, peel or refrigerate with shell on for up to one week
Recipe provided by HeritageAcresMarket.com
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