Reader question… “I’ve been asked to make a large quantity of potato salad for a family reunion this weekend. I’m not looking forward to cooking so many hard boiled eggs because I usually have problems getting the shells off cleanly. But I’m sure I used a method you recommended a few months ago and those eggs were perfect so I thought you had a post about cooking hard boiled eggs that will peel easily but I’m not finding it. Can you help?” –Lidia
I have received several similar questions over the last several days, so perhaps it’s time to repost the articles in question. There are actually three of them, one about the method I have used for years, another comparing the results of other recommended methods, and a third about cooking hard boiled eggs in the oven.
Easy To Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
If youâ€™ve ever struggled to peel a hard boiled egg or ended up with a greenish yolk, try thisâ€¦ Start with eggs that have been refrigerated for several days (more than a week is best). NEW EGGS WILL NOT PEEL EASILY.
What Is The Best Way To Cook a Perfect Easy Peel Hard Boiled Egg?
What is the best way to cook a perfect hard boiled egg? I would guess almost everyone thinks their favorite method is the best one. Iâ€™m guilty as chargedâ€¦ I always cook eggs using the same methodâ€¦ and for me, this method is foolproof.
Hard Boiled Eggsâ€¦ in the Oven?
Have you tried cooking hard boiled eggs in the oven yet? You should. And if you do, I think youâ€™ll be very surprised. Hard boiled eggs cooked in the oven peel very, very easilyâ€¦ the shells usually just slip off the eggs in a couple of big pieces.