Cheap & Green in 2013 #6: How to Perfectly Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg

easy to peel hard boiled eggsFor much of my life, I lived in a sad limbo: despite my love of and desire for hard-boiled eggs, I was daunted by the obnoxious chore of peeling approximately 1,000 grainy pieces of peel off each egg.

Until I learned one easy trick that made peeling eggs a cinch.

After the egg is hard-boiled, simply run it under ice-cold water for several seconds (or better yet, give it an ice bath, but I’m lazy so I never do), and put it in the refrigerator. 

The peel will come off in a blessedly few large chunks, and you can enjoy your hard-boiled eggs frustration-free.

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  1. Hard-boiled eggs really can be a pain! THanks for sharing this tip on our Wellness Wednesday link-up!

  2. Visiting from the Wellness Wednesday Link Up
    I have always run my eggs under cold water before peeling them, mostly because I do it right after I boil them and I want to cool them off. I also was taught to put a little salt in the water when boiling them in order to help with making peeling easier (I don’t know why that helps).

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