I don’t know why, but I have always had trouble making boiled eggs that are easy to peel! And I hate peeling them when they flake off in 100 tiny pieces. So, I recently scoured the Internet trying to find the secret to easy-to-peel eggs.
My conclusion? While people have differing opinions about the method for easiest peeling, I have found that the best way to boil eggs is actually by baking them. I have tried everything else, and this seems to work the best for us. Plus, it’s simpler, and it makes better tasting eggs!
How to Make Boiled Eggs the Easy Way
- Preheat oven to 325/350 degrees. (I do 350.)
- Put one egg in each well of a muffin tin.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Take the eggs out and put them in ice water for a few minutes. (To stop the cooking process.)
- Remove the eggs from the water after they’ve cooled completely.
It’s that simple! No watching for the water to boil. No guesswork. No messy peeling! Just perfectly done eggs that are easy to peel!
- I think it’s simpler. Hands-off. No guesswork.
- Easier to do in bulk. Can use multiple muffin tins to do even more at one time.
- Better texture – creamier, less rubbery!
- Takes a little longer – Time to preheat the oven + 30 minutes to cook.
- But water takes some time to boil, too + 12 minutes to boil
The Most Important Tip for Easy-to-Peel Eggs:
- Don’t use fresh eggs! New eggs will be difficult to peel no matter what you do. Older eggs are much easier, so don’t use eggs that you just bought or collected.
Like I said, this is the method that we have found works best after trying LOTS of other tricks. You can find dozens of others online. Maybe you even have one of your own that you swear works every time. If so, share in the comments below! I’d love to hear your secrets, especially if it’s one I haven’t tried before!
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