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I love egg salad. I love deviled eggs. My oldest loves hard boiled eggs. I make them all fairly often. What I hate about making them is peeling the eggs. There has never been one occasion that I have peeled a dozen eggs without a good number of them losing chunks and looking far less then pretty. So, this year I turned to the web to see how other people do it.
The ice bath method.
This is where you cool the eggs in ice after boiling. Then you tap the ends and roll to break the shell and peel.
This is how I’ve pretty much always done it. Sometimes it works, but there are many times that I wind with dents in the egg and some chunks missing.
The glass method.
This is where you put an egg in a narrow glass with water and shake.
It didn’t work for me at all. I tried it with one egg in the glass, as well as two eggs. I only managed to make one small crack in the one egg. When I tried it with two eggs both eggs had a couple of small cracks but nothing like the video indicated.
The one-handed drop method.
This is where you drop the egg onto the counter from a short distance, then roll it and peel. All with one hand.
No. It didn’t work. I got two broken eggs.
The blow the egg out of the shell method.
I found this one as I was running out of eggs to peel. I like the idea of not peeling at all, but I don’t like the idea of someone’s mouth being on my food. If I wouldn’t like it I have to think my guests might not appreciate it either. So I didn’t try this one.
The spoon method.
This is where you break the bottom of the egg and then slide a tablespoon along the membrane to loosen the shell.
This one worked the best for me. None of the eggs broke, and I had minimal dents and pits. Until I find a better method I’ll likely stick with this one.