It’s pretty embarrassing when you come across an article online entitled “World’s Easiest Boiled Eggs” and then proceed to totally screw them up! I kid you not. I was SO excited when I found this information at MomOnAMission.com because one of my LEAST favorite things to do when making something that requires hard-boiled eggs (like My Mom’s Famous Potato Salad) is PEELING THE EGGSHELLS OFF!! I always end up disfiguring at least 1/2 of the eggs…which is particularly distressing if you are trying to make Deviled Eggs. It just doesn’t work.
1. Fill a pot with water and set the temp to high. Add desired amount of eggs making sure the water covers the entire egg. Bring it to a boil. DON’T CONTINUE TO BOIL. Once it begins, remove it from the heat and put a lid on it. Set your timer for 15 minutes.
2. Time’s Up! Pour the hot water off and immediately fill your pot with cold water. Add as much ice as you can to this water. If it melts in a few minutes, add more. The water should be icy cold when you put your hand in it. If not, continue adding ice.
3. After about 15 minutes, pour NEARLY all of the water off reserving about an inch.
4. Put the lid on and shake those eggs, bumping them together back and forth. Continue to shake, shake, shake for about a minute and…..
When you remove the lid nearly all of your shell has fallen off the egg and they EASILY peel off without peeling the egg off.
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm………….THAT doesn’t look quite right. :-/
Do you think anyone will notice?? LOL! ugh!! Leave it to ME to mess up the “World’s Easiest Boiled Eggs”! :-)
Well, I am nothing if not RELENTLESS (just ask the hubster)….so let’s try this again.
REWIND! New batch. REPEAT Steps 1 through 3. On Step 4: DO NOT SHAKE TOO HARD!
Very cautiously take off lid and peek inside………..SUCCESS!!!!!
They really ARE the World’s Easiest Boiled Eggs…even if you ARE me! :-)