Interesting. Is it hard to prick them with a pin first? I did like the idea of using a spoon to peel them. Sometimes that's the difficult part when chunks of egg want to come with the shell. I may try this! :)
It's really easy to stick them - the official egg piercer makes it foolproof, but I've tried it using a push pin from my bulletin board and that's easy, too.
Cool! Why don't you have any ice?
Because I don't use the icemaker in my refrigerator (the water is too gross), and I don't make margaritas in the winter so there's no reason to bother with ice cube trays.
Aaah, margaritas, of course! If you don't make them, why ever would you want ice? Besides, hot toddies are what everybody needs in the winter. There is no ill they don't cure!
I tried baking them recently and they came out perfect. I used my silicone muffin pan and just sat an egg in each cup. They also peeled really easy. But I will definitely try the spoon option you showed. Lisa G in TN
Interesting. I cent wait to try it.
Someone sent me the tip of placing the hard boiled egg in a closed jar with about an inch or two of water. Shake the jar a bunch until the shell is all broken. The membrane holds it together as it comes off in big pieces. It is easier to compost the shells, too!
The jar method works. I've always put eggs into cold water, bringing it to a boil, and setting it aside to just do it's thing for ten minutes. Then into a cold water bath. I love deviled eggs, and egg salad sammies...so hard boiled eggs are always around my kitchen.
The best hard boiled egg recipe I've found is in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon made by Pilate, but this looks pretty good too.
Best thing I learned in Home Ec, a hundred years ago, was to bring the water just to the boil and then let the eggs steam cook for half an hour. Your style looks easy too. Never have tried the spoon peel though. Looks good. As fresh as your eggs are, peeling could get tricky sometimes.
Haha.... Did you really just say you don't have any ice?? Well, okay, maybe not any ice you can actually use :-)
I did consider using snow but was too lazy to go outside and dig for clean stuff.
We cook ours in an electric pressure cooker, never had a boiled egg peel so easy!
No ice? You could have put them outside. LOLThanks for the tip, i'll be trying this.
I am going to try this. I quit buying eggs for boiling since i tore up more than i saved. thanks carson!
I am curious to see if fresh eggs peel this well. I never have trouble with store bought eggs because they are so old by the time they are bought. But fresh.....that's another story. Do a follow up on your own fresh eggs some time and let us know if this works for them as well. Well, I guess I could try it myself, too!! We have also baked them in the oven.....pretty yummy as well.
They peeled so easily because they are store-bought eggs. Most grocery store eggs are at least 2 weeks old, did you know that?! My chef wife told me the best way to peel super-fresh eggs is to do it before they're cool (easy to do when you've burned all the nerves out of your fingertips in a professional kitchen!) I pour the hot water out, jumble the pan around to crack the shells, then do the cold/ice water bath for a minute or less before peeling. Now I'll have to try the spoon thing--time for deviled eggs!!