Perfect Easy-to-Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

I have never spent the time to figure out how to take some of the hassle out of peeling a hard boiled egg.  Perhaps it is because we really didn’t use hard-boiled eggs as often as we do now.  Typically we only hard boiled eggs around the holidays when deviled eggs a part of traditional fare.  Even then my sister is the one who holds the star recipe.  In a given year I may have only had use for a dozen or two so it was not important to figure out why they peeled hard sometimes and other times the shells game off cleanly and easily.

In the last year the research I have been doing on healthy wholesome foods has helped us to understand the value of our small flock of chooks.  Ihave always loved our organic free range eggs but consumed them in much smaller quantities in the past.  Like most people I bought into the FDA,  MDA big Pharma side of egg consumption that says to many eggs are bad for you, they raise cholesterol and contribute significantly to heart disease and other serious health issues. Whatever.  Once I decided to actually research things on my own a totally different picture began to emerge.  Each individual needs to research and process that information on their own then develop their own conclusions.  For us, we egg our fresh eggs almost daily.  That means that we are now using a significantly higher number of hard boiled eggs as well, how they come out of the shell matters.

If you are looking for a way to get eggs that are cooked just right and easily slip from the shells this recipe will help.
First bring your water to a rolling boil.  I don’t worry about using purified water. Admittedly I am not a purist but I simply use our tap water.Poke a hole in the fat end of the egg.  You can use a sewing needle or pin but i find using a push pin works really well and is easier to handle.

Put your eggs into the boiling water.  I use my slotted spoon because I can put several in at one time.Boil your eggs for 6 minutes.  make sure your water is at a rolling boil not just a simmer.  (If I want a soft boiled egg I move them now to a cold water bath.)

Remove your pan from heat and let the eggs sit for an additional 6 minutes.  As I like my eggs with a slightly moist yolk this works for me.  For a slightly drier yolk add another 30 seconds or minute before you remove them.

Remove your eggs from the water and allow to cool to room temperature.
Peel your eggs, season and store in the refrigerator.  If you dont peel them BEFORE you put them in the fridge it will be much more difficult to get the shells off.  Usually after a day of being stored with the shell they become more difficult to be peeled.
Perhaps I am the only one who doesnt have easy to peel hard boiled eggs figured out.  Now at least I can check my blog without researching should I forget.  Many times I will forget how to do something but I wont forget that it is on the UFH blog.  Let us know how this worked out.
Also please shoot us you cool recipes for using hard boiled eggs.  We are in the process of putting together a cookbook and would love to use your recipe in it.
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