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 you’ve ever struggled to peel a hard boiled egg or ended up with a greenish yolk, try this… 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. I’m guilty as charged… I always cook eggs using the same method… and for me, this method is foolproof.


Hard Boiled Eggs… in the Oven?

Have you tried cooking hard boiled eggs in the oven yet? You should. And if you do, I think you’ll be very surprised. Hard boiled eggs cooked in the oven peel very, very easily… the shells usually just slip off the eggs in a couple of big pieces.



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