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How do you make and then peel hard boiled eggs?

Posted: 24 Dec 2019, 01:56
by Jimbo
Next to making coffee making hard boiled eggs might have the largest number of ways to prepare. My latest way is to place the eggs in a pan of cold water, turn on the fire to high and then bring to a rolling boil. When the water is boiling at its peak turn off the fire, cover the pan and then let the eggs be, just let 'em sit in that hot water for ten minutes. After ten minutes cool off the eggs with cold tap water. Eggs prepared this way tend to peel a little easier than in other methods I've used. Just crack and peel them but be careful, these eggs are not quite as hard boiled as others. My eggs are whole hard boiled eggs but have a softer egg white and a slightly wet yolk, great for salads or simply eating with salt.

My brother-in-law's peeling method is pretty interesting. He has a large-ish instant coffee jar in which there is an inch or two of water. He dumps his hard boiled eggs into the jar, closes the lid tightly and then shakes. The eggs bounce around in the jar, the shells breaking and the water cleaning them off. Take the eggs out, rinse them off and they should be well-peeled hard boiled eggs.

Re: How do you make and then peel hard boiled eggs?

Posted: 24 Dec 2019, 06:39
by “The Man”
1) Find yourself one chicken...

Re: How do you make and then peel hard boiled eggs?

Posted: 24 Dec 2019, 12:14
by Flower
I more than likely prefer my eggs a bit firmer than you do but here is how I prepare mine ....

I place the eggs very carefully into a pot of heavily salted water .. I bring the water to a gentle boil for half an hour more or less, keeping an eye on the pot to add water as necessary. After the half hour or so, I let the eggs sit in the hot water for another ten minutes or so before pouring out the hot water and replacing it with cool water. I let the eggs sit there for at least ten minutes, wipe them off and place them back in their carton in the fridge.

The salted water tends to help to prevent the eggs cracking and seems to make the eggs easier to peel. I gently crack the side of the egg and then push the cracked shell with the side of my thumb around the egg .. gentle pressure with the side of your thumb is the trick.

Re: How do you make and then peel hard boiled eggs?

Posted: 24 Dec 2019, 17:34
by Darkness_Fish
For best results, remove the shell before cooking, the eggs retain more flavour...

Re: How do you make and then peel hard boiled eggs?

Posted: 24 Dec 2019, 17:55
by Lord Rother
Flower wrote:I more than likely prefer my eggs a bit firmer than you do but here is how I prepare mine ....

I place the eggs very carefully into a pot of heavily salted water .. I bring the water to a gentle boil for half an hour more or less, keeping an eye on the pot to add water as necessary. After the half hour or so, I let the eggs sit in the hot water for another ten minutes or so before pouring out the hot water and replacing it with cool water. I let the eggs sit there for at least ten minutes, wipe them off and place them back in their carton in the fridge.

The salted water tends to help to prevent the eggs cracking and seems to make the eggs easier to peel. I gently crack the side of the egg and then push the cracked shell with the side of my thumb around the egg .. gentle pressure with the side of your thumb is the trick.


40 mins in the boiling water? Crikey. Not taking any chances are you? ;)

Re: How do you make and then peel hard boiled eggs?

Posted: 24 Dec 2019, 18:14
by Flower
Lord Rother wrote:[

40 mins in the boiling water? Crikey. Not taking any chances are you? ;)


No .. my mother is a horrible cook and growing up, we would sometimes get eggs that were more orange than yellow in the center. The eggs are fine for me as I can't deal with the "orange" center. I guess that I like my steak medium rare and my eggs well done. Go figure. :)

Re: How do you make and then peel hard boiled eggs?

Posted: 25 Dec 2019, 00:29
by Still Baron
I do it more or less the Jimbo way, which is foolproof.

There’s a much more complicated version promulgated by Julia Child but you get the same basic result.

Re: How do you make and then peel hard boiled eggs?

Posted: 25 Dec 2019, 01:19
by Jimbo
Still Baron wrote:I do it more or less the Jimbo way, which is foolproof.


Previously my wife had found this needle device for pre-poking eggs so they peel easier. Didn't really help. The method above is a new method to me. Japanese have a number of ways to make the yolk runny with firm-ish white. They like to dump it onto a bowl of ramen. See how the yolk is runny? Tastes better than Flower's 30 minute egg, I assure you.

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Re: How do you make and then peel hard boiled eggs?

Posted: 25 Dec 2019, 12:30
by Flower
Sorry Jimbo, but I couldn't ever eat eggs that look like that! So let's agree to disagree on "hard boiled eggs" and continue our "bagel wars" ... :lol: