The Definitive Guide on How to Peel an Egg
I have lost count of how many eggs I have peeled but it is in the neighbourhood of at least 100 dozen. That's 1200 freaking eggs! Even with easy peeling eggs this is a lot of eggs! What was I thinking when I said yes I would help him out?
His organically raised free range hens produce an egg with a very hard shell. I swear you could drop it and it wouldn't break. Under that hard shell is a very tough membrane. Producing picture perfect peeled eggs has been a learning curve. Here is the system I use ...
Step 1 Do not use fresh eggs. Stale work better.
Step 2 Place eggs in a pan of cold tap water.
Step 3 Heat to boiling and turn off heat. Let sit in hot water with lid on for 12 minutes.
Step 4 Forcefully dump eggs into sink so they will crack. If all eggs do not crack, crack them. The more they are cracked the better.
Step 5 Place in ice cold water and let soak for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.
Step 6 Using a stainless steel spoon peel the eggs. Be sure to get under the membrane and gently move the spoon around so the shell is loosened from the egg. If you use a silver spoon it will become very tarnished very quickly. The air sac is usually on the blunt end of the egg and this is a good place to start.