Monday, May 28, 2007

After 30 years of cooking....

I am now able to hard-boil an egg that can be peeled without it going to shreds! It's really the simple things in life that give me so much pleasure.

Here's how:

1. Poke a pinhole into the bottom of the egg shell without going through the membrane.

2. Add eggs to cold water with a little salt.

3. Bring to a boil and set timer for desired doneness (12-15 min. for hard-boiled, 6-8 min. for medium, 4 min. for soft).

4. When timer goes off, remove from heat and pour most of the hot water out and add cold water to eggs. Continue adding cold water until eggs are cool (unless you want them to be warm).

5. Crack, roll on the counter and peel. The shells should slip off easily.


  1. ohh I will have to try this. I can not boil a perfect egg. Love you new banner. Clarice

  2. Oooh, I love your new banner too! ThanX for the great egg boiling tips. It really is the simple things that bring the most pleasure, isn't it? ;-)

  3. Jody, I tried this today, as I always have a hard time peeling our fresh eggs. It worked ~ hurray!!

  4. I have always made hard-boiled eggs this way without the pinhole and they never peeled very well, so I guess the pinhole was the "trick" for me.


  5. I followed the link from your comment at Merrywood Cottage blog. I have never heard this pinhole trick for boiling eggs. I will be giving it a try next time I boil eggs for egg salad sandwiches! Thanks for passing it along!


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