notes and techniques of pealing hard boiled eggs

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By Dennis Purcell
from Ann Arbor, MI

This is notes from three of our members as to how to cook hard boiled eggs so the shell peals off easily. These are notes from a comment in "Whats Cooking". They are notes worth keeping as a reminder.

cook time 10 Min
method Broil

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  • 1
    How to make easy peal hard boiled eggs Family poke a needle into round end of egg about ¼ inch and remove needle. Boil as usual. Theory is to make steam inside egg to seperate egg from shell. Straws Kitchen(*o *) - 19 minutes ago I have never had that problem...... I've always brought the eggs to a rolling boil, turned off the heat, waited 10 to 13 minutes, drained, soaked in ice water a few minutes.....then peeled right off clean as a whistle. I am sorry you've had so much trouble but glad you've worked out a solution. Jean Fisher - 12 minutes ago I also learned a neat trick for hard boiled eggs from a cooking magazine called Cooks Illustrated. Took a years subscription to see how it was. Many hints for amazing ways to fix food. For the hard boiled eggs - put a pot with an inch or more of water. Then insert a steamer basket. Put eggs in steamer basket and boil for 12 minutes. with the lid on. Then fix a bowl with ice cubes and cold water. Put the steamed eggs in the ice water for about 10 minutes. They peel perfectly.
  • 2
    .A less sophisticated technique that I learned and use is to use a spoon around and in between the egg and the shell. Start in the middle and do each end. Works very fast once you get the technique down.

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