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Peeling a hard boiled egg

Karl Apr 18, 2014 09:35 AM

what's the quickest way to peel a hard boiled egg. There has to be something quicker than waiting for it to cool and cracking it with a spoon and peeling it off with my fingers.

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  1. linguafood RE: Karl Apr 18, 2014 09:39 AM

    Yes. Shake the pan you boiled the egg(s) in around once you've drained the water, making the eggs bang against the sides, which starts cracking the shells already.

    Take the egg out and hold under cold running water. Peel.


    1. dave_c RE: Karl Apr 18, 2014 09:40 AM

      Crack the egg by rolling on the counter.

      1. mcsheridan RE: Karl Apr 18, 2014 09:43 AM

        A couple ways to deal with this:

        1) They'll peel more easily under water.

        2) If you're not planning on making deviled eggs, you can just slice it in half with a sharp knife, shell and all, and then just scoop the egg half out of the shell with a teaspoon.

        1. greygarious RE: Karl Apr 18, 2014 10:17 AM

          This is a chronic CH topic. Expositions thus far: http://www.chow.com/search?q=peeling+...

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          1. re: greygarious
            mcsheridan RE: greygarious Apr 18, 2014 12:13 PM

            Some of those threads contained pure gold. And I'm speaking as someone who considered herself pretty knowledgeable (and experienced) in making hard-cooked eggs.

            In one, I learned about steaming eggs to hard-cooked perfection. Yes, I've tried that already. And they seem easier to peel, too.

            In others, I found these marvelous videos, the first of which details the method I outlined above.

            The last one looks cool, but I don't recommend it, never having tried it; the second one gives a good result, but takes some practice.

            Sloppy, but effective: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03...

            Appearance: http://www.foodandwine.com/blogs/2014...

            Speed: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09...

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            Goatjunky RE: Karl Apr 18, 2014 06:55 PM

            Baking soda in the water during cooking

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