Perfect Easy to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
This post, Perfect Easy to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs is for you if you have ever been frustrated because you couldn’t get the shell off of your hard boiled eggs!
Servings Prep Time
6eggs 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6eggs 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 6 eggsI usually use extra large
  • water
  1. Add about 1-2 inches of water to a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Place a wire strainer in the saucepan. Make sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the strainer.
  3. Carefully add the eggs. When the water starts to boil and generate steam, cover the saucepan. Let the eggs steam for 15 minutes for hard-boiled eggs.
  4. Remove the pan from the stove and immediately plunge the eggs in a bowl filled with water and ice. Let the eggs cool enough to handle, and then peel under cold running water.
  5. Voila, the shell should come right off.
Recipe Notes

Sharon’s Expert Tips:

  • Instead of a wire strainer, you could also use a small metal colander or a steamer basket.
  • For soft-boiled eggs, steam the eggs for 4-5 minutes, for medium eggs, steam them for 6-7 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Perfect Easy to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 200mg 67%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 6%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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