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How to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg – No Peeling

April 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments

hardboiledeggA zillion people ask this every year: Why are my eggs so hard to peel?

1. They’re new eggs — older eggs come away from the shell.
2. The water needs to have its pH balance upped. The video below will show you how that can work so easy — and you CAN use your hands to peel them after adding the soda to the boiling water.

Read Deb Moose’s column on deviled eggs to learn a few more tricks – and get a great recipe.

If you haven’t already seen this video, I’m posting it here for you – a big thanks to Lila Steinhoff for sharing it with me first.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sharyn // May 25, 2009 at 11:24 am

    LoL, that was pretty cool!
    I find if you cool the eggs down, pour out the water, jumble the eggs around in the same pot so that they crack, then fill back up with warm water, start peeling with the egg and your hands under the water, you put your finger under the shell and run down a straight line, the shell falls right off.

  • 2 Merrie Lee Reese // Sep 6, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Cool stuff! I love hard cooked eggs, egg salad sandwiches (has to be Miracle Whip and relish) and deviled eggs. Good protein, too!

  • 3 Jan Norris // Oct 1, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Now, Merrie Lee: I’m with you till you hit Miracle Whip – I’ve decided that must be a Yankee favorite. We Southerners love mayo.
    It’s one of our basic food groups….! And Duke’s is best.

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