How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs - Easy Peel
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This easy, fail-proof technique creates easy to peel, hard boiled eggs with fluffy yellow yolks. No more green or gummy yolks. This is the only way I make my hard boiled eggs!
Serves: 12
  • 12 large eggs (use older eggs, fresh eggs are harder to peel)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Place eggs in a large pot in a single layer.
  2. Fill the pot with cold water until it covers the eggs by 1 inch.
  3. Add salt.
  4. Bring to a strong, rolling boil.
  5. As soon as it comes to a strong boil, boil for 2-3 minutes (time this so that you don't overcook the eggs)
  6. After 2-3 minutes remove pot from heat and cover.
  7. Let the eggs sit in the hot water for 10-15 minutes. They will continue cooking. Do not remove the lid.
  8. Pour off the water and add a few changes of cold water. Let the eggs sit in the cold water to cool off.
  9. To speed up the cooling process, add in ice to make the water really cold.
  10. Peel the eggs starting at the bottom (widest part). There is a small air pocket there. Roll the egg on it's side to loosen the peel all around.
  11. Enjoy!
Be careful not to overcook. You may need to practice to get the perfect cooking time for your range, but I've found 2-3 minutes of boiling usually works for most.
Crack the egg starting from the base ( widest part) since there is a small air pocket there which will make starting the egg easier.
Use older eggs, fresh eggs are harder to peel.
Store peel eggs in the refrigerator. Makes a great snack!
Recipe by Divas Can Cook at