The Easiest Hard Boiled Egg You Have Peeled in Your Life!

I love to slice hard-boiled eggs for salads or make deviled eggs for Sunday dinner.  What I don’t love is the struggle to peel fresh hard-boiled eggs.  They always end up looking like my cat peeled them – all gouged out and everything.  But I found a secret to making those shells practically fall off even the freshest eggs.

Boiled Eggs

Hard Boiled Eggs Like They Do in the South


2 T white vinegar

1 t baking soda


Fill a medium size sauce pan about half way with fresh water.   While holding the sauce pan over the sink, add the vinegar and baking soda (it’s going to fizz).  Add the eggs and bring the water to a full rolling boil.  Boil for 5 minutes then turn off the heat.  Allow the eggs to sit in the hot water for 20 minutes then rinse in cold water.  You can use the eggs at this point or using a Sharpie marker write the date on the outside of the shell and refrigerate.

Peel the eggs as you normally would – gently cracked the shell all the way around the egg – the shells will come off very easily.

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