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These SIMPLE NO FAIL tips will have you peeling eggs like a PRO in NO TIME AT ALL! That’s the secret to easy peeling hard boiled eggs!

LESS THAN 15 MINUTES START TO FINISH! Trust me, you are gonna be so happy with your eggs!


The Secret To Easy Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

Why This Recipe Works:

  • 15 Minutes Start to Finish
  • Easy!
  • Just a little know how is all you need!
  • The Shells Nearly FALL OFF by themselves!
  • Perfectly Cooked Eggs Every Time!

How This Works:


Bring water to a FULL BOIL and Boil enough water to cover all of the eggs you want to boil. Eggs should have enough room so that they aren’t right against each other.


Boiling Hot Water


Place COLD eggs from the refrigerator INTO the boiling water.


The eggs ready to go into the boiling water straight from the fridge!


Bring water back up to a boil. Allow to boil for 11 minutes and immediately remove to an ice water bath with a large spoon or kitchen spider.


Eggs going into an ice bath


  • Allow eggs sit to cool enough to touch easily.
  • Then crack the egg on the LARGE end.
  • The shell will peel right off.
  • If you have ANY problem at all, peel the egg under running cold water.
  • Allow the water stream to hit between the egg and the shell.


The boiled Eggs

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What’s The Best Way to Peel a Hard Boiled Egg?

The Easy Way to Peel a Hard Boiled Egg follows, but the first thing you need to know is how to best cook the egg so that it peels easily.

The secret to easy peeling hard boiled eggs lies in the cooking of the egg.

How To Make Hard Boil Eggs Easy to Peel…

You first have to know the best way to cook the egg AND the best way to stop the egg from cooking.

You’ll definitely want a perfect bright even yellow in the egg you cook, so you’ll want to know the best way to cook a hard boiled egg.

How Do You Make a Perfect Boiled Egg?

The way to make a perfect easy peel egg is to cook it for the EXACT amount of time listed in the recipe below.

You certainly want a fully cooked yolk with no green rim around the outside. That is the easy part.

The hard part is peeling the egg so that the white doesn’t stick to the shell, but that is all in the cooking.

An Important Thing To Understand…

The most important thing you need to know is some egg anatomy. Inside the egg, the yolk is suspended mid egg by those two little white strings that you sometimes see when you crack the egg.

The strings are called the Chalaza (no test later, just an interesting fact).

There is also an airspace (usually at the large end of the egg) that allows the contents some cushion. The airspace is located on the OUTSIDE of the membrane that you find just inside the shell.

As an egg ages, the airspace becomes larger and the membrane starts to breakdown slightly.

Why Is It Important To Understand About the Airspace and the Membrane?

A fresh egg has a strong inner membrane that adheres strongly to the shell and the white of the egg. As the membrane weakens with age, it begins to separate slightly from the shell.

It becomes MUCH easier to separate from the shell. Thus, peeling the egg becomes much easier!

When you are ready to peel the egg, you will want to crack it on the large end where the airspace is. That is, if there is any airspace at all.

You can see a great diagram of that at SCIENCE OF COOKING

How Do I Know How Old and Egg Is?

There is a precise way that you can determine how old your store eggs are. There is an excellent article found atFRESH EGGS DAILY

Don’t let that weird you out. You are probably under the false assumption that eggs go bad quickly, when in fact, they do not.

I have raised chickens for years and I can tell you from experience that fresh from the barn eggs stay good even when they are unrefrigerated for a long long time. Store bought eggs will stay good for a long time, but refrigerate because they have been washed with substances that wash off the natural protection.

Simple Steps For the Secret To Easy Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

This process works regardless of the age of the egg…

  1. Boil water over high heat on the stovetop
  2. Add the eggs to the boiling water directly from the refrigerator
  3. Boil for 11 minutes in a medium boil
  4. Remove immediately to an ice bath
  5. Keep in ice bath until eggs are cooled – 5-10 minutes
  6. Rap the egg on the large end on a hard surface and remove the shell

Tools You Might Need…

This is a kitchen spider. I use mine for all kinds of things but it is especially wonderful for dipping eggs into and out of boiling water! (Affiliate link).

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TIPS AND TRICKS for Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs.

  • Add the eggs directly from the refrigerator to the boiling water. You may notice that a few crack, but not many.
  • This is the way that restaurants peel large numbers of eggs for use.
  • Dunk the eggs DIRECTLY from the boiling water into the ice bath.
  • For the ice bath, you are going to want 2-3 cups of ice in 5-6 cups of water.

PRO TIP: Keep the eggs in a single layer on the bottom of the pan and allow them enough room to boil. Do not cram too many eggs in one pan.

PRO TIP: The easy way to peel a hard boiled egg is to crack it on the LARGE end and then peel under running water.


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  • Eggs to be boiled
  • Enough water to cover the eggs by 2 inches
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  • Fill saucepan with enough cool water to cover the eggs by 2 inches

  • Heat the water on high until boiling rapidly.

  • Using a slotted spoon or kitchen spider to gently lower cold eggs into the boiling water.

  • Return the water to boiling and start a timer for 11 minutes. When the eggs are again boiling. Keep at a moderate boil. A hard boil will jostle the eggs too much.

  • While the eggs are boiling, prepare a medium size bowl with ice water

  • After 11 minutes, using the slotted spoon or kitchen spider, remove the eggs from the boiling water and place them gently into the ice water.

  • Allow the eggs to rest in the ice water until cooled (about 5-10 minutes)

  • To peel the eggs, rap the large end of the egg on a hard surface and then peel.

  • This recipe works for ANY amount of eggs, simply use a big enough pan to cook them in so that the eggs lay in a single layer and so that they have room to boil.
  • Older eggs will always peel easier than brand new eggs.
  • This recipe is calculated for nutrition purposes using 6 eggs.

PRO TIP: If you are having any trouble with peeling the egg at all, hold it under running COLD water and allow the stream to hit the egg right at the edge of the shell.

Nutrition Facts


Amount Per Serving

Calories 94Calories from Fat 54

% Daily Value*

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Fat 6g9%

Saturated Fat 2g10%

Cholesterol 245mg82%

Sodium 106mg4%

Potassium 91mg3%

Protein 8g16%

Vitamin A 355IU7%

Calcium 44mg4%

Iron 1.2mg7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

***This post first appeared on Loaves and Dishes on June 21, 2018 and has been updated with new photos, video, tips and tricks, information and pro tips***

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How do you get boiled eggs to peel easily? ›

Shocking them in ice-cold water stops the cooking process. This not only yields more tender whites and a perfectly cooked yolk (no weird dark lines here), it immediately cools the eggs which makes them easier to peel.

How do you boil eggs so the shell comes off easy? ›

Off. We start with one inch of boiling water in our pan. Putting the egg in this steamy. Environment

Do boiled eggs peel better hot or cold? ›

The rapid cooling of the eggs contracts the egg whites, releasing them from the egg's membrane. It also firms the egg white proteins, making them easier to peel. Cool the eggs for at least 15 minutes for even easier peeling.

Is baking soda or vinegar better for hard-boiled eggs? ›

These two hacks were tested to see which of them actually work. Adding vinegar to boiling water made it easier to peel. Adding baking soda made it almost impossible to peel.

Should I peel hard-boiled eggs immediately? ›

"Hard-boiled eggs should be refrigerated within two hours of cooking and discarded if left out for more than two hours at room temperature," said Rubin. Her recommendation is to leave them in the fridge in their shells for optimal taste and quality, and to only peel them when you're within minutes of eating them.

Does baking soda help peel eggs? ›

Apparently, baking soda raises the eggs' pH level and makes them easier to peel. You simply add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to a quart of water and then follow the usual steps of hard boiling an egg. Once the egg is cooked, you should be able to peel the shell of in larger pieces, making the process easier and faster.

How do you peel a hard boiled egg in 10 seconds? ›

Crack the top of the egg, the big end, gently. You will find a gap between the shell and the egg. Start removing the shell. The shell will slip easily leaving you with perfect skin hard boiled eggs in less than 10 seconds.

Do you add eggs before or after the water boils? ›

A note on hot water versus cold water: You might have heard that you should start the eggs in room temperature or cold water and then bring them to a boil. This is a myth. According to our tests, starting with hot water yields eggs that are easier to peel—so always start by boiling your water.

Why do my hard-boiled eggs stick to the shell? ›

At the lower pH of a fresh egg, the proteins in the egg white bind tightly to the keratin in the membrane during the cooking process, which makes it nearly impossible to remove the shell without chunks of white attached.

What to put in eggs water when boiling? ›

Put the eggs in a large pot with a lid. Pour cool water over the eggs until fully submerged and add the baking soda to the water. Put the pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Once the water is at a rolling boil, turn off the heat and cover the pot with the lid.

How many minutes do you boil hard boiled eggs? ›

Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, then add your eggs and cook 7 to 8 minutes. Drain, cool in ice water and peel.

Why does vinegar make eggs easier to peel? ›

Egg Peeling Method #3: Boiling Eggs with Vinegar

Adding white vinegar or apple cider vinegar to your pot of water allegedly results in softer, easier-to-peel eggshells. That's because the acid in vinegar dissolves some of the calcium carbonate that makes up the egg's hard exterior.

Does cold water make eggs easier to peel? ›

Ice Water bath makes a big difference. Even if you don't poke a hole in the bottom of the egg before boiling, putting eggs in an ice water bath helps to peel eggs easier.

Why does an ice bath make eggs easier to peel? ›

An ice water bath! As soon as your hard boiled eggs are done cooking place them in a bowl with a mix of cold water and ice cubes to cool them rapidly. The rapid cooling of the eggs contracts the egg whites, releasing them from the shell making them easier to peel.

How long should boiled eggs sit in cold water? ›

Leave eggs in the ice bath for 10+ minutes to allow for thorough cooling/easy peeling (you can place them under running cold water instead, but without the cold shock from the ice bath, you may have a harder time peeling, especially if your eggs are farm fresh like ours).

How long should boiled eggs sit in ice water? ›

Give the eggs at least five minutes in the ice bath before you try to peel them—letting them cool may help make it easier to peel them, but it's also so you don't burn your hands.


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