If you’ve ever cooked deviled eggs, cobb salad, or egg salad sandwiches, you know what a pain is it to peel all those hard-boiled eggs. This life-changing tip makes it easy to peel a bunch of hard-boiled eggs in seconds. Just put the cooked eggs in a pot with water, cover it with the lid, and shake up the pan (that part’s pretty fun). Voilà — the eggs practically peel themselves!
Don’t try this using the pot of boiling water straight off of the stove, because there’s bound to be some splashing. So let your eggs cool and use cold water. This hack works best with chilled eggs anyways, because that gives the cooked egg time to contract away from the shell.
Check out our video to see how this tip makes peeling hard-boiled eggs eggstraordinarily easy:
Easy Egg Peeling Tip
- Boiled eggs
- Pot with lid
- Place your cooled, boiled eggs in a pot and fill it with enough cold water to cover the eggs about halfway.
- Place the lid on the pot. Holding the lid down, vigorously shake the pot back and forth a few times to crack and release the eggshells.
- Remove the lid, take the eggs out of the water, and peel the rest of the eggshells off.
Now here are some of our favorite recipes to use those perfectly peeled eggs: