Easy Way to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Easy Way to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

To make hard-cooked egg shells peel off easily without leaving chips or gouges, use this trick. Before cooking, prick a tiny air hole in the wider end of each egg with a tack or push pin. After boiling, remove the eggs from the hot water using a slotted spoon and plunge them into icy cold water. Once they are chilled, the shells should peel right off!

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  1. I will try this. I hope it works. I always have a hard time peeling boiled eggs.

  2. I have never heard of this… I use the cold water plunge technique, but I will try the prick next time!
    Great tip!

  3. Great tip!

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  4. I’m definitely going to try this… Thanks!

  5. Hey, I’m going to try this. I boil eggs all the time and get so tired of fighting with the shells to get them off! Thanks for the tip. -Julia 🙂

  6. Wow, I could have used this tip last month for all my easter eggs!

    thanks for the link!

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