Whatever the reason, I've been checking them out but most off them didn't strike me as different from what I usually do - put eggs in cold water, bring water to boil, turn off water and leave eggs covered for about 15 minutes, put eggs in ice bath, when they're cool tap them on the counter, peel. That gets the peel off but not in a very clean way and the eggs end up hacked.
Well, then I saw this link where the blogger basically says she used to use my approach and it didn't work well until she made one change. Already, I was listening. Then she explained the one change - boil the water first. That, apparently, made all the difference. I wasn't convinced but I thought I'd give it a go and, other than one fairly critical problem along the way, it worked! Here are the details:
|The Original Eggs|
|Step 2: Basket to Saucepan Ratio|
I even checked to make sure the basket fit in the saucepan and it did. The problem, however, is that it fit when I put it in wire side down, but
|Step 2: Leaking Eggs.|
|Step 3: Whole Eggs, Boiling|
Step 3: Gently boil the eggs for 13 minutes.
|Step 4: Dropping Eggs In Bath|
|Step 5: Cracked Eggs|
the way around the egg until it's thoroughly cracked.
Step 6: Peel the eggs.
|Step 6: The Peeled Eggs & Shells|
Result: This totally worked! I had big pieces of shell and perfect eggs - no chunks as casualties of the peeling.
|Result: The Perfectly Peeled Eggs|
I'm really excited about this new hard boiled egg peeling method. It's only a small change from what I've always done, but it makes all the difference. The key is to be gentle when you put those eggs in the water and to be gentle, you have to remember that size (of the container used to drop the eggs) matters. Go small, y'all.
(p.s. The 2nd Editions of my four Family novels release this week with the sexy new covers . I'll have links on my website.)