Are you looking for tips and methods for peeling boiled eggs?

For starters, the term “hard-boiled eggs” is incorrect, because eggs should be simmered rather than boiled. Simmering eggs is key for a soft, medium, or hard cooked egg according to these methods:

Method 1

  1. Eggs should be brought out to room temperature an hour before cooking, because cold eggs are more likely to crack when placed in boiling water.
  2. Place eggs in boiling water and return the water to a simmer.
  3. Simmer (do not boil) for the required time:

Soft cooked                    3 to 4 minutes

Medium-cooked          5 to 7 minutes

Hard-cooked                12 to 13 minutes

*Exact cooking time depends on temperature of eggs, size of eggs, and amount of water used.

  1. Drain immediately and cool under cold running water.
  2. To peel, crack the shell (where the air sac is located).
  3. For easier peeling, peel while still warm and hold under running water to help loosen shell. Very fresh eggs are hard to peel.

Method 2

  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water and bring water to boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for the required time:

Soft-cooked                               1 minute

Medium- cooked                     3 to minutes

Hard-cooked                          8 to 9 minutes

3. Drain immediately and shock eggs into ice water.