Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs.
Mar. 26, 2012 5:49 pm
Updated: Nov. 30, 2013 6:33 pm
I am sure you have heard all the stories, legends and tales of how's and why's a hard boiled egg will either peel, or not peel. "Fresh eggs won't peel. Be sure they are at least three days old!" Trust me, its not the eggs, it's science. After boiling
your eggs about 10 minutes turn off the heat, cover and allow to continue to cook about 20 minutes. Then immediately rinse and immerse them in very cold, almost ice water. Now, why does this make the egg easy to peel? The cold temperature on the outside
in comparison to the hot hard cooked egg will cause condensation to form between the membrane covering the egg and shell. It actually causes this seperation which makes it easy to peel. After you have cooled the eggs in cold water for about 10 minutes, crack
and continue to peel under very cold, running water to further enhance the condensation to occur. That's it. Now you should never have odd looking, peeled eggs. Be sure to crack and peel before the water and egg temperature equalize, or you will again have
eggs which stick to the peel. This is because that seperation caused by the condensation is now gone because of the equala;ization of temperatures between the water and the hard boiled egg.