The Secret to Boiling Easy-to-Peel Eggs

Egg sandwiches are great, but peeling hard-boiled eggs definitely isn’t. Sometimes they’re easy to peel and sometimes they just test your patience. Not only does peeling eggs take way too long, you often lose chunks of egg in the process. Peeling dozens of eggs for an egg sandwich will make anyone frustrated.

You’ve probably tried all of grandma’s suggestions for making easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs, but still haven’t discovered the secret.

Fortunately, we’ve got the final answer. Here are a few easy steps you can take to make hard-boiled eggs that are easy to peel.

Tip # 1: Give the eggs a hot start.

Bring a pot of water to a boil and then gently lower the eggs into the water. A hot start will not affect how well the eggs cook, but instead will give you an easier peel.

Tip #2: Lower the heat.

Once the eggs are in, lower the heat so that the water is gently simmering. Boil the eggs for 13 minutes.

Tip #3: Make an ice bath.

Once the eggs are done boiling, drop them into an ice bath for five minutes. After five minutes, the eggs will have cooled down and will be much easier to peel.

Now that you’ve learned the secret to easy-to-peel eggs, here are a few egg sandwich recipes to try out:

Open-Faced Avocado and Egg Toast

For this recipe, you’ll need two thick slices of multigrain toast, one avocado, one teaspoon of lemon juice, one teaspoon of olive oil, ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes and ¼ teaspoon sea salt.

Start by toasting the bread slices and cutting, pitting and removing the avocado from the peel. Mash the avocado with a fork and mix in the lemon juice.

Smooth the avocado mixture onto the two slices of toast and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle sea salt and red pepper flakes and enjoy!

View the full recipe here.

Avocado and Medium Boiled Egg Grilled Cheese with Sriracha

The ingredients in this recipe are gouda cheese, hard boiled egg, avocado, Sriracha hot sauce, salted butter and whole-grain bread.

View the full recipe here.