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Yes, you have been making hard boiled eggs all wrong! This single technique, you will steam them – SO EASY TO PEEL!!

How to Hard-Boil Eggs: Best Way Is To Steam Them!

Yes, you have been making hard boiled eggs all wrong!
This single technique, you will steam them – SO EASY TO PEEL!!

This is how you hard-boil an egg!
Deviled Eggs with Purple Scallions and Crisp Cheese Frico

Yes, you have been making hard boiled eggs all wrong!
This single technique, you will steam them – SO EASY TO PEEL!!

Most everyone thinks (and have written) to boil eggs – Cover them by one inch of water and bring to a boil…
I’ve been joyfully cooking for over 30 years, and yes, I have struggled to peel an egg!

Many will instruct you to use “older” eggs.. keep them for at least 10 days, they will be easier to peel.
Well, while I do agree, (and do this) I still was struggling.
Very fresh eggs can be difficult to peel. The egg white also shrinks as the egg ages, allowing more air between the egg and the shell.

Then the AH-HA moment: I tested STEAMING them – Wa-lah: the shells just slipped off!!

I hope this brings many a better, more efficient way to peel an egg!

Yes, you have been making hard boiled eggs all wrong! This single technique, you will steam them – SO EASY TO PEEL!!

Ingredients

6 Large eggs, preferably 10 days old. I use Pasture Raised** eggs.

Instructions

1

Set a steamer basket in a large pot. Add cool water – just until it reaches the top of the steamer.
Add 6 large eggs*  Cover and bring to a boil – set timer for 12 minutes when come to a boil and – turn heat down slightly (a strong simmer); the water will still be boiling, but not at full force. Steam eggs for 10 – 11 minutes if you desire a softer egg yolk.

2

After 12 minutes, drain out the hot water, run cool water over eggs to stop them from cooking further. Add them to a bowl of cold water until fully cooled.

3

Place them in the refrigerator in their shells if not peeling immediately.

4

To Peel:
Gently tap egg on countertop until shell is finely crackled all over. Starting peeling at large end (there is an air pocket there!), holding egg under cold running water to help ease the shell off. Should easily slip off.

5

Storage time:
In the shell, hard-boiled eggs can be refrigerated safely for 5 – 7 days.
Once peeled, eggs should be eaten that day.

TIP: Refrigerate cooked eggs in their shells in their original carton to prevent odor absorption.

*the fresher the egg, the more difficult it is to peel cleanly; use eggs 7 – 10 days old.

Egg Labeling:
** Pasture Raised eggs are richer in vitamins A and E, as well as omega-3s. Hens that get to spend time in the sun also lay eggs that contain significantly more vitamin D.
Eggs now have confusing labeling to many!
Free-range means that the hens have the option of going outside.
Cage-free simply means that they aren’t raised in a cage. They could still be raised in a smelly, dirty and overstuffed hen house.
Omega-3-enriched eggs: Basically, they’re like conventional chickens except that their feed is supplemented with an omega-# source like flax seeds.

 

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