OK please, don’t leave. Hear me out. I know this is not the MOST exciting post ever (well, unless you’re super nerdy about food like me, in which case this is VERY exciting!), and I also know you’ve probably tried already a million ways to hard boil the perfect, easy to peel egg only to be disappointed and frustrated, standing over the trash for what seems like hours trying to peel that accursed egg and ending up with a lumpy, ripped up mess instead. We’ve all been there.
Which is why I NEED to tell you about this super secret, super awesome, 100% fool-proof way to make boiled eggs that are easy to peel Every. Single. Time.
And if you happen to be making deviled eggs for Thanksgiving tomorrow (I sure am!), this method will help you remain calm in the face of egg peeling. Because no one likes to be angry on Thanksgiving, especially as a result of sticky egg shells!
Here’s what you’ve probably tried in the past. You’ve tried adding the eggs to cold water, bringing them to a boil for a certain amount of time, and letting them sit covered. You’ve tried adding baking soda to the water when you are boiling. You’ve tried an ice bath to “shock” the eggs back into the shell. You’ve tried this nifty as-seen-on-TV “Eggstractor” to peel your eggs. You’ve tried using old eggs, new eggs, brown eggs, white eggs. Nothing seems to work.
The simple secret to making easy to peel eggs is adding a special ingredient to the water when you are boiling them. Are you ready? This is going to sound weird, but I promise it works……