Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Kitchen Tip Tuesday: Peeling Hard-boiled Eggs

Look at me posting two days in a row! I might just make this blogging thing work ; )

Today I am sharing a tip that has revolutionized my life. I no longer live in fear of spending hours peeling eggs, only to end up with patchy, ugly looking eggs. Seriously though, am I the only person who has not heard of this tip and has been a miserable failure at peeling hard-boiled eggs?

It is so simple, but this really does the trick. First, crack the egg all over and carefully start peeling away a little bit of the eggshell. Then, slide a spoon in between the egg and shell, so the bowl of the spoon is cradling the egg. Use that to break the seal between the egg and its shell, and the eggshell will detach easily. As long as the peeling is started correctly (ie. without little bits of the egg white attached to the peel), the spoon will do the rest of the work for you : )

I hope I explained this all clearly! I wanted to take a picture yesterday when I was peeling eggs, but my camera battery was dead, and I don't have a way to get pictures from my phone to my computer (it is just a regular non-smart phone).

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  1. Check out these tips, too...(http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_make_perfect_hard_boiled_eggs/) I've heard steaming and baking eggs is both more convenient for large quantities and makes overcooking more difficult and peeling easier. There's a tip somewhere about using vinegar at some point that also makes peeling easier. Whatever you do, save those shells and put them in your compost with your coffee grounds OR boil them with leftover veggie scraps and chicken bones for calcium-rich stock :)

    1. Elise's hard boiled egg method is the one I have always used. The eggs come out perfectly! I have found other tips to be hit or miss (using eggs that aren't as fresh, adding vinegar or baking soda, etc.) But the way George showed me works really well : )