Egg Peeling for Egg Salad

"I dont dread peeling eggs anymore. And No more waiting to peel eggs. Let me know if this helps!!! I got this from the Joy Of Cooking cook book."
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  • place eggs in pan with water and bring to a boil.
  • boil for 12 minutes.
  • fill a medium size bowl with cold water and a trays worth of ice cubes.
  • place eggs in ice water after the 12 min for 2 minutes and keep water in pan boiling or bring back to a boil.
  • Gently drop eggs back in boiling water for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • they are ready to peel I put them back in the ice cold water agian just to cool off for a minute.
  • So easy and I do it every time now! I got this from the Joy Of Cooking cook book.
  • Let me know what you think.

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  1. Awesome i could never get them o peel like this
  2. Worked like a charm! Thanks for teaching me an easier way to peel eggs.
  3. I had to use the dozen eggs in my fridge before they hatched.
  4. Wow! This worked brilliantly! It's a couple extra steps from what I normally do, but these eggs are perfect and well worth it! Thanks
  5. My daughter sent me this recipe as I ALWAYS struggle with peeling hard boiled eggs. I must say I was skeptical since I've tried so many tricks to make peeling eggs easier - I needn't have been - with the exception of the first egg I tried (and I believe that was because the egg wasn't given a proper chance to cool down after 2nd time in the boiling water) all the eggs peeled like a dream. I will ONLY prepare my hard boiled eggs this way in the future - thank you so very much for sharing - you've ended years of aggravation & frustration.


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