Eggs have an amazing shelf life; just ask someone who raises chickens. Results are quite good, almost no cracks over many attempts. Then let them set in the pan off the burner 2 min. It dissolves instantly, works every time. Insert a small spoon under the skin and shell and push it all around the white.
Still, the shells were quite easy to peel off, which was my main issue with boiling eggs. The shells will be that much easier to peel. Watch the video above to see the trick to peeling hard-boiled eggs! Hit the top side of the egg with a butter knife, using one quick, hard stroke. But, if you do have one, use a thumbtack to make a tiny hole at the top of the big end of the egg before boiling gently press and it will go right through the shell. Let eggs sit in cold water about 10 minutes and peels usually peel off fairly easy.
Remove the eggs one by one with a slotted spoon to avoid cracking. If you want a solid but soft and bright yellow yolk, leave the eggs in water for 9-10 minutes. Put the eggs back in the pot with the lid on. And voilá, you should have a perfectly peeled hard-boiled egg. I have had plenty of hard boiled eggs that have that green ring around the yolk.
When I make 5 dozen at at time, I fill one side of my kitchen sink with cold water and a lot of ice. This helps cushion the eggs so that they are less likely to crack. If you'd like eggs with a harder, pale yellow center, leave them in for 11-12 minutes. He thought that was supposed to be there. The whites should be set, while the yolks should be runny and warm. Boil the water with a pinch of salt when boiling, lower eggs into the water with a slotted spoon. These eggs are going to look perfect.
So glad I found your method. These eggs are for me not a party. . The yokes come out a beautiful yellow color. Do you find that brown-shelled eggs work better than white — or does that matter? I followed directions exactly and was left with slightly undercooked eggs that were very difficult to peel. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. Keep in mind, however, that they tend to grow somewhat dry and rubbery.
And immediate ice water bath stops the cooking and shocks the eggs, allowing them to peel much easier. The only method I have found to work is to boil fresh eggs is to poke a pin hole in one end just past the shell then drop them in boiling water for 12 minuets. A fine mesh strainer or spider-skimmer work well for this. When the eggs are done cooking, you will carefully move them into this bowl to stop them from cooking any more. Then hit end on counter and peel under running water. This releases the pressure for the majority of the shell around the middle of the egg, and peeling the whole shell off will be easier.
The shell stuck like glue and only came away from the egg with half the white attached to it. Article Summary To peel a soft boiled egg, first tap the top of the egg with a spoon until it cracks. All my eggs were old, but one floated to the top indicating it was fresher than the others. Peel the eggs when you're ready to eat them. I may try that again. Thank you so much for posting this! Refrigerate the eggs or serve them immediately. That dark gray-green ring around the yellow center of an egg? At Easter time or any time you need hard-boiled eggs to put in a recipe or gobble up plain, knowing these tips can make peeling hard-boiled eggs super easy.
You need to fully cover eggs with at least 2 inches of water for this to work. Once time is up cool immediately under cold water. Fold the towel over the eggs and fill the pot with enough water to cover the eggs. Refrigerated hard boiled eggs will not peel well. Does the shell not remove from the egg and do you end up tearing up the egg? Even method 2 will have some variance in time, especially when seeking a cooked white and a runny yolk, but the variance is much less then method 1. If you don't have a thumbtack handy, you don't need to drive to the store to get one just to make easy-to-peel eggs.