Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 20 mins

I have had a few problems with trying to hard boil organic fresh chicken eggs. They were usually hard to peel and it would take about half of the egg white with the shell. I ran across this recipe from my sister, of all people...yes, I was skeptical at! :P Anyway, after you use this simple recipe your eggs will no longer be hard to peel. It works even on store bought/farm eggs. I just prefer fresh eggs because they taste so much better. I wish I could have chickens in the city! I never knew what I was missing till my daughters great grandmother got 8 chickens. They eat poms, strawberries, melons, tomatoes, bugs, worms... spoiled little hens. lol! They have the best eggs though.


  1. Put the eggs in pot.
  2. Fill the pot with water just enough to cover the eggs.
  3. Add salt (optional).
  4. On high temperature, bring to a rapid boil.
  5. Cover pot.
  6. Turn off burner.
  7. Let sit for 20 minutes on the warm burner.
  8. Drain water, put eggs back in carton or bowl and put in refrigerator.
  9. Eat them once they cool.
Most Helpful

Loved this method. I used 18 eggs and didn't measure the water, I just covered the eggs with water. I did add salt and followed the rest of the steps as written. This worked out perfectly. The eggs peeled easily. Will be using this method again!

bmcnichol September 20, 2009