Have you ever gotten frustrated peeling hard-boiled eggs? If so, this post is for you! I went through numerous eggs and spent a whole day in the kitchen experimenting and trying to find the perfect way to hard-boil an egg to perfection and I finally got it right! It helps to use older eggs, but I only used new eggs for this recipe to make sure this method works perfectly. This recipe calls for cooking oil which means you can use any kind of cooking oil you want: olive oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, etc. Without further ado, here's my simple method…
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Perfect Easy to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
- 12 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
- Fill a large pot ⅓ full of water.
- Add salt, vinegar, and cooking oil. Stir.
- Heat on medium-high until water comes to a boil. Very carefully lower eggs into the boiling water. Cover and boil for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let sit covered for 4-16 minutes, depending on preference (4-6 minutes for soft-boiled, 8-10 minutes for medium-boiled, 12-16 minutes for hard-boiled). In the meantime, fill a large bowl with ice and water, creating an ice bath.
- Once eggs have reached desired cook-time, immediately remove them from the pot with a strainer spoon and place them in the ice bath. Allow eggs to cool for at least 10 minutes.
- To peel, lightly tap the eggs on a flat surface to create a crack on the center of the eggshell. Then, while pressing down gently, roll back and forth 2-3 times until the crack forms all the way around the egg. From the cracked center, carefully and slowly peel the shell away from the egg. Ensure all shell pieces are removed from the egg.
- Serve and enjoy!