How To: The Best Way to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg

The Best Way to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg

So, you want to decrease your hard-boiled egg peeling time because you don't want the time- consuming task to cut into your limited lunch break. Or maybe you've somehow been burdened with the task of cooking a lot of homemade deviled eggs for a big family gathering. How do you peel a hard-boiled egg as quickly and efficiently as possible?

Every step of the process is important to achieve the perfect peel-friendly egg.

Make sure your eggs aren't super fresh, as egg whites are more likely to stick to the inner shell when the egg is brand new. Of course, make sure you're cooking your hard-boiled eggs the right way and the right amount of time—there is no fun in peeling an undercooked egg or eating an overcooked egg. And finally, the most common method for peeling a hard-boiled egg effectively is the "rolling" method, which is illustrated below.

Got your own tips for effectively peeling hard-boiled eggs? Share with us in the comments below!

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Check out Tim Ferris's method for blowing a hard boiled egg out of it's shell. I do this, and it is really effective.

Amazing video! Wish I saw that sooner (and would have been fun to illustrate). :)

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