How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs That Are Easy To Peel

By: Chris Freytag, CPT // March 12, 2021

It’s no secret that eggs pack a powerful nutrition punch. One egg has only 75 calories but 7 grams of high-quality protein. In addition, eggs are an amazing source of iron, vitamins, and carotenoids. Carotenoids are a class of phytonutrients which can help prevent everything from cardiovascular disease to certain cancers.

Not only are eggs a great source of nutrition, but their high protein content keeps you feeling fuller longer. Have you ever noticed if you have eggs for breakfast you’re less likely to crave a mid-morning snack? Ok, maybe you don’t have time to make an omelet every day, so hard-boiled eggs are the perfect way to make a healthy source of protein more portable.

But many people claim hard-boiling an egg is too difficult or not worth the fuss.


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    Egg peeling hack

    We’ll show you how to hard -boil eggs with the push-pin trick! This will completely changed how you hard boil your eggs and they come out perfectly every time. Keep reading to learn our favorite hard boiled egg hack.

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    You will need:

    • As many eggs as you’d like to hard-boil. (I usually make a dozen at a time; that way I can snack on them all week.)
    • 1 push-pin
    • Medium saucepan
    • Cold water

    Hard boiled egg how to:

    1. Bring a saucepan of cold water to a boil.
    2. Poke each of your eggs with a push pin, making a tiny hole in the shell. The hack really is that simple.
    3. Add eggs to boiling water by carefully dropping them in. Boil for approximately 10 minutes. step3
    4. Turn off boiling water and let eggs sit in the saucepan for approximately 5-10 minutes. Take the eggs out of the water and let them dry off. I use tongs and let them sit on a dish towel. image2-1
    5. Place eggs in fridge after they have cooled. Store your hard-boiled eggs in the fridge safely for up to a week. last

    And that’s it! Grab and go when you want.

    Peeling hard boiled eggs

    With the push pin egg peeling hack, the final step is a breeze. You will find that these eggs will peel without the shell sticking. Simply crack and peel and eat!

    PS: For you egg lovers, here are some of my favorite egg recipes for healthy, protein-packed meals you can make all week:

    Baked Eggs in Peppers

    Cheesy Egg White Veggie Breakfast Muffins

    Skinny Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Enchiladas

    McSkinny Egg Muffins

    Avocado Deviled Eggs

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    Great! This is the first time I've heard of this method, I'll have to try it. I've also heard before that fresh eggs clean worse than non-fresh. And in my experience they do. Those eggs that aren't so fresh are much easier to peel.

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    If you poke a hole, how does the egg white not escape during cooking?

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      It’s an extremely small hole - a pin prick - the egg white does not escape!!

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    Baking soda added to the water . I heard this from an older lady from my Sister-in-law church, the eggs peel great.

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    I put my eggs in the water, bring to a boil, shut off, take off burner and cover and let sit for about 10 minutes. Come out perfect hard boiled eggs everytime :)

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    Steam eggs for 22 in cold water..peel..because the don't roll in boiling water they may have an air pocket..but they peel beautifully.

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    I love this method but it's not good at Easter. The dye will get into the eggs.🤔

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