We are now ready to peel. Actually, many cooks
dread this next part. Eggs can be notoriously difficult to
relieve of their shells. The instructions that follow added to the steps I have outlined already should
make this much easier though!
Pick up each egg and find a spot where the shell
and the inner membrane are coming off. At this point, the
egg shell can almost be smoothed right off.
If the shell is sticking, you can hold the egg
under a tap to help get the start you need. The gentle force
of the water can be enough to liberate the membrane from the
egg surface and then with that will come the shell. Be patient
if it doesn't start right away - with some gentle exploring
with your fingers, you will start to feel where the shell
is loosest on the egg beneath and you can concentrate on using
that as a starting point. After you have peeled the shell
off of the egg, give the egg a rinse under cool running water
to get rid of any little bits of shell that may be left on
See the pics below for more details on peeling:
shell is off!
whacked that one too hard!
water & almost ready to peel
the cracks easily on a lovely brown egg!
You are now ready to use your plate-full of hard-boiled eggs
in your favorite recipe. You can see that I started with a
dozen and now have 10 perfect ones. It is common for one or
two per dozen to crack or peel badly, so it's good to have
a couple of spares. If you need 6, cook at least 7. If you
need 10, cook the whole dozen. You can always enjoy one right
out of the shell!
Remember to refrigerate your eggs if you are
not using them right away in your favorite recipe. They will
keep for a day or two no problem.
If you are looking to make egg salad, you might
enjoy my egg
salad recipes website for some very delicious recipes
(if I do say so myself!) And egg recipes has a few extra recipes I am adding and developing as well for your enjoyment.
If you have any feedback on these instructions
or any questions, I am happy to hear from you. Please use
the contact form on my website
and I'll get back to you as soon as possible!