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Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

These easy peel hard boiled eggs are the ONLY way I will make them for the rest of my life. This works even for fresh eggs!

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Tools for Making Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

For this simple method, you will need either a steaming basket or a pot that includes a colander inside.

eggs steaming

How to Make Easy Peel Hardboiled Eggs

First select a pot that has a wide bottom and a lid that fits well. I like to use a wide pot because I am able to get more water in it for steaming without the depth getting too high.

Next, place your steaming basket inside the pot and bring to a boil. Place the lid on the pot and set the timer for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to around medium. Make sure there is still a good rolling boil but don’t have it on as high as it can go or you’ll lose all your steam.

Once the timer goes off, place the eggs in a bowl in the sink and run cold water on them until they are cool enough to handle.

At this point you can peel them! I like to have the water run a trickle and peel them under the cold water.

If the eggs still feel a little warm after peeling, place them back in the water with a handful of ice until cooled through.

Will this method work with fresh eggs?

YES. It’s a miracle. In the YouTube video below I am boiling/steaming day-old eggs and they peel like a dream.

fresh eggs

How many eggs can I steam at a time?

My little basket fits about a dozen eggs, but if you have the pot with a colander you could probably do twice that. You are really just limited by the size of your pot.

How to Not Get Green Hard Boiled Eggs

The ticket to avoiding a green yolk with hard-boiled eggs is all in the chilling.

Make sure you chill your eggs in cold running water right away. After you peel them if they are still a little warm, leave them in the cool water and toss a handful of ice cubes in the water.

eggs in water bath

Perfect Deviled Eggs

A quick trick for having beautiful deviled eggs is to flip the eggs on their side the day before you plan to boil them or steam them. This will help the yolk to settle in the center of the egg rather than on the end.

Our family recipe is pretty simple.

Peel your hard-boiled eggs and slice them down the middle lengthwise.

Gently pop the yolks out into a bowl. Set the white outer part onto a paper towel. This will help absorb any extra moisture from the eggs, helping to prevent soggy eggs later.

beautiful deviled eggs

Using a fork, smoosh and mix the yolks until you have a fairly fine-grain powder. Like sand.

Next, add in a few spoonfuls of either miracle whip (a guilty pleasure I use mostly just for deviled eggs) or mayonnaise. Mix with the fork.

Next, add in a splash of pickle juice. Just a tiny bit! Maybe a tablespoon. Mix again and taste.

Everyone likes their eggs a little differently, so play around with adding either more of the dressing or more pickle juice until you get the consistency and flavor you want.

Then add some salt and pepper and a dash of paprika.

Scoop the filling into the eggs with a spoon (or pipe it in if you wanna be fancy). Lay your eggs out on a platter or storage container and lightly sprinkle some more paprika on top.

This method once won me first prize at a deviled egg contest, so you know it’s good!

How long are hard-boiled eggs good for?

They are best eaten within 1-2 days after making, especially if you peel them. If you leave them in the shell they will last up to one week.

Ways to Use Your Eggs

Watch and Learn

To see me make these eggs with DAY OLD farm eggs (fresh eggs are notorious for being almost impossible to peel) check out the video below.

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