Have you ever had trouble peeling boiled eggs? How about farm fresh eggs? They are the absolute hardest eggs to peel. Yesterday, I needed to make 3 dozen deviled eggs. I knew I only had fresh eggs on hand so I decided to experiment with the egg boiling process to find the easiest way to peel farm fresh eggs.
There are lots of suggestions but here’s a few things I tried:
- Placing the eggs in water and bring them slowly to a boil. Boiling 20 minutes and letting them cool on their own. (This was a disaster for my farm eggs)
- Bringing water to a boil then boiling room temperature eggs for 10 minutes and placing in cold water until cool enough to handle. (This was still hard to peel but better)
- I decided to try this method again but adding salt, vinegar or baking soda. All 3 worked equally well. The baking soda worked a little better than the others. Most of my eggs turned out perfect and easy to peel.
- Next, I tried steaming. This seems to be a popular method among homesteaders. So I got my steaming insert out and placed it on top of a sauce pan with 3 inches of water.
I placed the eggs in the steaming pan, covered them and brought the water to a boil. I boiled for 20 min. I then dumped them into a bowl of cold water. They peeled easily. A little easier than the baking soda method.
I then decided to try a trick I saw on youtube. You place the egg in a jar filled with half water.
Screw on the lid and give it a shake.
The steamed eggs peeled easily this way.
Most shells came off almost whole!
Look at those beautiful eggs!!
At this point, I still wasn’t sure which method I liked best: baking soda or steaming. Once I broke open the eggs I discovered the yokes from the steamed eggs came out nice and clean. Minimal yoke residue left on the egg. So, steaming is my method of choice. Give it a try, I think you’ll like it.