How To Peel Hard Boiled Eggs:

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Usually when we’re out of town and stay at a bed and breakfast there are hard boiled eggs available. Hooray for protein! They’ve had them at three out of the last four places we’ve stayed, and every time I see them I get excited—it’s like a treat since I always forget to make them when I’m home. (Note to self: make some hard boiled eggs this week.) 

You’d think peeling a hard boiled egg would be a no-brainer, but I always manage to make an embarrassing mess. Five minutes after I start peeling them I end up with a crater-filled, completely destroyed, partially whole egg to eat. #fail

Since the simple task of peeling an egg was too difficult, I went on a mission to help me find an easier way. It turns out I was just missing one key step in my egg-peeling method. Instead of cracking the shell at one end, you have to crack it at both ends! 

The second I found that out it was like I could see things in color all of a sudden. The shell comes off SO much easier and I’m left with a whole, clean, non-crater-filled egg to enjoy! 

While there’s a good chance I’m the only one in the entire world who didn’t know how to peel an egg, I wanted to post this nifty trick just in case someone else can benefit. Actually, to be honest, I’m posting this so that a month or two from now when I have another hard boiled egg sitting in front of me, I won’t forget how to peel the darn thing!


  1. Another tip! If you decide to boil eggs at home, once the eggs are done boiling… drain the hot water from the pot and fill it with cold water. When you transfer the eggs to cold water it makes a layer of stream and makes the eggs soooo much easier to peel.

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