Hey there, friends! I'm stopping by on this fine Easter Sunday with a short post with some pretty handy tips. I don't know about you, but I LOVE deviled eggs on Easter. I also love having some hard boiled eggs on hand for snacks sometimes too! But you know what I DON'T love? When you're trying to peel the shell off of the eggs and they won't come off easily which means you end up tearing off half of the egg white. No bueno!
Well, this time around when I was about to boil some eggs I decided to try out the Pioneer Woman's way of boiling eggs. Anyone else watch way too many episodes on The Food Network?
Binge watching her shows totally paid off in this case because guess what?! The eggs were SO easy to peel and NOT ONE PIECE OF EGG WHITE CAME OFF. No, I'm not lying. Is it embarrassing that this made me extremely excited? No shame :)
So, since I think this is the best thing ever I obviously needed to share it with you all. So, if you hard boil eggs often and are sick of fighting with the shells when trying to peel them... read on!
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and THEN add your eggs. Once your eggs are safely in the pot, lower to a simmer for 13 minutes.
Prepare an ice bath for the eggs while they're cooking. Just grab a big bowl, add a good amount of ice, and fill it with cold water.
Once the 13 minutes has ended, go ahead and put your eggs into the ice bath for five minutes.
Take your eggs out of the ice bath and crack them on the counter top and voila! The shells will come off in large pieces and you'll have tasty and PRETTY eggs. That matters, right? Right.
Alright, pals! I hope that this trick helps you out as much as it helped me. Do you have a different trick for getting your hard boiled eggs to peel easily? I would love to know! Let's chat in the comments below :)