To get the easiest pealing hard boiled egg use the “Boil Then Simmer” method described below. The claim is that starting the eggs in hot water helps prevent the whites from sticking to the shell, thus making peeling easier. The total process takes about 35 minutes but if you like “easy to peal eggs” its well worth the time.
- In a large pot add three quarts of water and bring to a boil.
- Lower in up to six eggs.
- Boil for 30 seconds uncovered, then cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 11 minutes.
- After the 11 minutes put the eggs into an ice water bath for 15 minutes before peeling.
Note: The reason for the 3 quarts of water is that this volume ensures that the timing and temperature are spot-on.
Peeling Observations: These eggs will definitely be easy to peel. Starting at the fat end, pick away at the shell and by the time you get to the “nose” of each egg, the shell typically comes off in one big, rounded piece. The yolks are firm and very slightly jammy. And the whites are very tender with their texture was almost indistinguishable from the yolks.