You know farm fresh eggs are better for you in so many ways, but how the heck do you peel them quickly without making a mess out of the whites and losing half the egg??
For a long time, I believed that peeling hard boiled eggs was a terrible chore because the shells would stick like glue to the egg. I also thought that it was easier to peel ‘older’ eggs than fresh eggs.
But turns out it’s a myth! It doesn’t matter what kind of egg you’re using – whether it’s straight off the farm or from the store – it has everything to do with the process.
My daughter Hayden has mastered this egg-peeling hack and shows you how in a quick, 5 minute video.
(This video was originally recorded live over in our Facebook group, Real Food, Real Women)
That’s it! Super easy and about the healthiest fast-food snack you can imagine!
I make hard boiled eggs every week for a quick grab-n-go snack, and if I’ve got the time, I’ll make deviled eggs for an extra special treat 🙂
Here’s the steps –
- Bring a pot of water to boil: place eggs in the boiling water for 6-8 minutes (soft yolk) or 10-12 minutes (hard yolk)
- Pour out the hot water: either pour through a colander or just tip the pot slowly down the sink, being careful not to let the eggs fall out
- Crack the egg shells: mix the eggs around in the pot for a few seconds until most of the shells are cracked. They do not have to be covered in cracks, a few good cracks will do. If not all the eggs are cracked, hit them against the pot gently to crack the shell
- Cover with ice + cold water: let the cracked eggs sit in the ice water bath for 5-10 minutes and peel egg shells
Voila! Perfectly peeled hard boiled eggs!
No fancy tricks or special equipment, just a simple step that will make your life so much easier.
Add this step to your weekly meal prep for a week’s worth of delicious, healthy snacks.