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.
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:
- Bring a saucepan of cold water to a boil.
- Poke each of your eggs with a push pin, making a tiny hole in the shell. The hack really is that simple.
- Add eggs to boiling water by carefully dropping them in. Boil for approximately 10 minutes.
- 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.
- Place eggs in fridge after they have cooled. Store your hard-boiled eggs in the fridge safely for up to a week.
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:
Cheesy Egg White Veggie Breakfast Muffins
Skinny Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Enchiladas
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helen on September 22, 2021 at 12:46 AM
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.
Amy on March 16, 2020 at 1:33 PM
If you poke a hole, how does the egg white not escape during cooking?
Chris Freytag on September 20, 2020 at 9:08 AM
It’s an extremely small hole - a pin prick - the egg white does not escape!!
Fran on March 16, 2020 at 11:59 AM
Baking soda added to the water . I heard this from an older lady from my Sister-in-law church, the eggs peel great.
Gail on March 27, 2018 at 1:46 PM
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 :)
Julie on September 19, 2017 at 7:51 PM
Steam eggs for 22 minutes..cool in cold water..peel..because the don't roll in boiling water they may have an air pocket..but they peel beautifully.
Nicole on April 6, 2017 at 2:23 AM
I love this method but it's not good at Easter. The dye will get into the eggs.🤔