My method for making easy-peel hardboiled fresh eggs took several years, and many failed experiments – but I finally found a way to make hard-boiled eggs (that can be peeled easily and perfectly) from farm-fresh eggs!
I love hard-boiled eggs (and egg salad, and deviled eggs), but truly fresh eggs are nearly impossible to peel after you hard boil them.
Eggs from the grocery store are typically at least six weeks old (read about the age of grocery store eggs HERE) before they reach us so they’re easy to peel when boiled. Ours; however, are very fresh (they never last more than a few days after the chickens lay them) so are very difficult to peel.
I tried every method I came across to produce hard-boiled eggs from farm-fresh eggs (that could be peeled easily) and, I believe I’ve got the answer – steam them instead!
It’s pretty much foolproof. It’s always seemed ridiculous to me that we’ve got the healthiest, freshest eggs – but no way to enjoy them hard-boiled.
How To Make Easy Peel Hardboiled Fresh Eggs
Step 1: Prepare To Steam Them
Bring a small amount of water to a boil in the bottom of a steamer or pot that you can sit a steaming basket within. Place the eggs in the steaming basket.
Step 2: Steam The Eggs
Put a lid on the pot and continue to boil the water (steam the eggs in the basket) for 20 minutes.
Step 3: Cool The Eggs In Ice Water & Peel
Then put them into ice water until they’re cool enough to peel. Roll each egg on the counter to break up the shell and peel from the wide end of the egg.
And the result is perfectly peeled eggs! Egg salad and deviled eggs (see Best Deviled Eggs) are back on the menu – it’s hard to believe it took me so long to find a solution.