Hard Boiled Eggs Easy To Peel

How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs Easy To Peel

How to boil eggs without cracking them, or having the shell stick to the egg. This is the age old question. I love hard boiled eggs, I like to always keep some in the fridge ready to eat for a quick and satisfying snack.

How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs Easy To Peel? Without cracking them, or having the shell stick to the egg? Here is the secret key to easy shell removal hardboiled eggs!


But it was years before I discovered this little known secret key to cooking eggs, and I could actually cook them so that they peeled easily. You know the problem; they burst when they are cooking and all the insides ooze out and gets rubbery.

Or when you are peeling them the shell seems to stick to the “meat” and the shell pieces won’t come away cleanly.

Well here is a very quick and simple tips so that you will never have this happen again. It is incredibly easy.

How To Boil Eggs So They Peel Easily:

First you need to get a sewing needle, and with this you pierce the fat end of the egg, making a small hole. Just insert the needle into the shell a teeny bit – enough to make a decent hole, but don’t poke the needle all the way into the egg.

Why this is, is because there is a small air sac located at the large end of the egg, between the inner and outer shell membranes. When the egg is put into hot water a lot of times the carbon dioxide expands and cannot escape.

The carbon dioxide travels underneath the egg shell – and it is this that causes the cracking and the sticking to the egg shell when peeling it.

By piercing the end of the egg into this little sac, the carbon dioxide escapes easily. And now you can go on to cook perfect hardboiled eggs that are easy to peel. No more shells sticking to the egg and destroying it!

How To Boil Eggs So They Peel Easily

Pierce a Little Hole In The Egg

How To Cook Hard Boiled Eggs:

Now that you know your eggs are not going to crack and burst on you, you can cook them. Here is the way I cook my own perfect easy-peel, hard boiled eggs …

  • Using a heavy bottomed saucepan, cover the eggs with cold water by at least an inch of water.
  • Bring the water to a boil uncovered
  • Once boiling, remove the pot from the heat and cover it
  • Let the pot sit for about 15 minutes
  • Take the eggs out of the water and put them into a bowl of cold water for another 15 minutes

Now your yummy easy peel eggs are all ready for you to either remove the shell (without destroying the egg) and eat. Or you can refrigerate them for later use. Hard boiled eggs still in their shell can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Interesting Egg Facts:

When an egg is laid, it fills the shell. As it cools, the inner portion of the egg contracts and forms an air cell between the two shell membranes. A high quality egg has a tiny air cell, indicating the egg was collected soon after being layed and was stored properly. The air cell is usually located in the large end of the egg where the shell is most porous and air can enter easily. … read more

An average eggshell is 0.098″ (2.5 mm) thick. It is made of 3.5% protein, 1.5% water, and 95% calcium carbonate.

The shell contains from 7,000 to 17,000 pores that allow gas exchange and protect the egg against microorganisms.

Did you find it interesting to learn how to peel hard boiled eggs without shell sticking? Please share if you found this helpful – because, there are thousands of others who would seriously love to know how to peel hard boiled eggs without destroying egg!

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