Here’s how to make the perfect hard boiled eggs that are super easy to peel! For years I tried every method known to man. Then I found out the secret!
How To Make The Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs That You Can Actually Peel
I know Easter is a couple of weeks away but you need to buy your eggs now if you are going to hard boil them. For years I tried every method known to hard boil my eggs and have them peel easily. Nothing worked. Then I found out the secret.
The kids and I lived in the country for a while with our own chickens (That was a hoot. We were all afraid to touch them!). Anyway we did manage to pull the eggs out from under the hens and one of the first things I did was hard boil some.
What a mess. I couldn’t get the shells off to save my life. After several weeks of hard boiled egg disasters I was talking to an older woman and telling her my egg woes when she said “The fresher the egg is, the harder it is to peel.” Sure enough, she was right.
Over the years I have tested this theory by boiling a pan of eggs; half fresh and half a little older. Each time I do it half of them will peel and the other half won’t, no matter what method I use – starting them in cold water, rinsing them right away in cold water, bringing them to a boil and setting off the burner,adding vinegar and on and on. The older eggs would always peel like a breeze and the the new ones were a mess. So make your life easier on Easter morning and buy your eggs now.
Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe
Place eggs in a saucepan cover at least one inch over eggs with water. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat so you have a medium boil. Boil for 7 minutes. Place in a bowl with ice water to cool quickly and help them peel easier.
Hello! Love your site. I have a tip for making hard boiled eggs. After your eggs have come to a boil, wait five minutes. Then turn the burner off and put a lid on it. In 20 minutes, you will have perfectly boiled eggs. Works every time!
Deviled Eggs Recipe
6 hard boiled eggs
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. prepared mustard
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. vinegar (optional)
Shell hard boiled eggs and cut in half. Remove yolks and mash; add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Heap into whites and sprinkle with paprika or chopped parsley.
Garlic Deviled Eggs
Add 1 clove pressed garlic to deviled eggs.
This easy egg salad recipe is another tasty recipe to help use up all those colored hard boiled eggs after Easter. You can make up a big batch and have it for several lunches. You can add lettuce leaves or celery for extra crunch. This recipe can be found on our cookbook on page 116.
Egg Salad Recipe
6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 small stalk celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped, or 1 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Mix all ingredients. Best if chilled for 1 or 2 hours. Makes 4 sandwiches.
This golden morning sunshine recipe is a great recipe that you can use to make Easter morning or a few days after Easter. It’s a great way to use up all those colored eggs and have a tasty breakfast or dinner. You can find this recipe in our cookbook on page 63.
Golden Morning Sunshine
(You can use more or less sauce and eggs to taste)
2 cups white sauce (recipe below)
4 eggs, hard boiled and chopped
Make white sauce. Once the white sauce has thickened, add eggs. Serve on toast.
This homemade white sauce recipe is super easy to make and is useful for enhancing all kinds of meals. It is easily adaptable for various recipes. White sauce and white gravy are essentially the same thing, so you can use it for biscuits and gravy or as a sauce for many main dish and breakfast recipes.
Easy White Sauce Recipe
(Recipe makes 1 cup. Double the recipe to use in Golden Morning Sunshine)
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. margarine
In a covered jar, combine milk, flour and salt and mix well. Shake until all the ingredients are dissolved.
Melt margarine in a 1 quart saucepan. Stir in flour-milk mixture and cook over low heat until mixture thickens and starts to bubble. Keep stirring until thickened completely.
This recipe equals 1 cup or 1 can of cream soup. May be easily doubled or tripled to fit your needs.
This hard boiled egg chicken supreme recipe makes a hearty casserole that is a great way to use leftover chicken or hard boiled eggs. It’s a nice variation that will please your family or guests!
Hard Boiled Egg Recipe – Chicken Supreme
2 cups chicken, cooked and diced
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup rice, cooked
1 (4 oz.) can mushrooms
1 cup celery, diced
3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. onion, chopped
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup Ritz crackers or corn flakes, crumbled
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
Mix everything but the cracker crumbs and butter. Pour into a 2 quart greased baking dish. Mix cracker crumbs and butter and sprinkle on top of casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until heated through and bubbly.
More Tips for using Leftover Hard Boiled Eggs
You can use chopped up leftover hard boiled eggs in so many ways:
- Sprinkle chopped hard boiled eggs on salads (especially good on spinach salads).
- Spread them on top of cream soups (like potato soup).
- Use leftover hard boiled eggs in tuna salad, chicken salad or ham salad.
- You can add almost anything to meatloaf too and that includes hard boiled eggs.
- Leftover hard boiled eggs also make great breakfast burritos. I know we usually use scrambled eggs but once the eggs are mixed with everything else, no will know or care that the eggs are not scrambled.
- Don’t freeze leftover hard boiled eggs. They can become very rubbery and taste nasty.