Easy to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Turns out that easy to peel hard boiled eggs are not boiled! Instead they are steamed. Who knew! All of those useless additives to the water, unusual cooking times, and silly contraptions are rubbish! All you need to do is steam the eggs instead! Here’s how:

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What do you need to make eggs easy to peel?

  • 12 eggs
  • A pot with a lid. The pot should be large enough to lay the eggs flat across the bottom. A 4.8 quart Dutch oven should be large enough for 12 eggs.
  • A steamer insert for your pot.
  • A large bowl
  • Water and Ice

How to make hard boiled eggs easy to peel

Add 1-1.5 inches of water to the bottom of your pot.

pot with water

Add your steamer insert. Make sure the water level is below the insert.

pot with steamer insert

Cover, and bring the water to a boil.

heated, covered pot with steamer insert

Add the eggs and steam for 14 minutes.

eggs in a pot

Remove the eggs and immediately place them in a bowl of water and ice for 15 minutes.

cooling eggs in an ice bath

Now for the easy part! Remove the eggs from the ice water and peel.

easy peel hard boiled egg

What can you use easy peel hard boiled eggs for?

deviled eggs

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By Kristin

I am a part-time pediatric pharmacist, full time wife and mother of three teens. I’m also a home chef, gamer, and love to entertain in my home. I know how to relax and enjoy my home life and would love to share my ideas with you.

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