One of the most widely used ingredients is eggs. They are super versatile and jam-packed with healthy nutrients.
But above all, these easy to make. You can boil an egg according to your liking within minutes. Plus, you can make a poached egg, fry its sunny side up, scramble it, etc.
When it comes to boiling the egg, you can try several results depending upon the egg yolk’s consistency and texture.
If you like a runny egg yolk, you can make a half-boiled egg. And if you want a fully cooked yolk, a hard-boiled egg is the one for you.
Now, boiling an egg is the easiest thing you can do. In fact, anyone can boil an egg. But it is often inconvenient when you can’t peel it to perfection. The bumps on its skin don’t look nice.
Furthermore, having bits and pieces of shell in your mouth can be so annoying, right? But don’t worry! We will tell you how to make easy peel perfect hard-boiled eggs. Keeping read ahead to find out!
How to make hard-boiled eggs on the stove?
Step 1: Pour enough water in the saucepan that the eggs are completely submerged.
Step 2: Place the saucepan on the stove on medium heat.
Step 3: Let the water boil for about 10-12 minutes.
Step 4: Once the timer is up, remove the saucepan from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Step 5: Take the eggs out and place them in cold water for 2-3 minutes.
Step 6: Peel off the shell with ease.
Tips and tricks for easy peeling
Here are a few tips and tricks that will ensure easy-peel:
- If you want the eggs to peel easily, try to use old eggs for boiling. Fresh eggs often hard-boil faster but can crack easily and are difficult to peel. So, buy a batch and keep it separately in the refrigerator that is specifically for hard-boiling.
- When boiling the eggs, add ½ teaspoon of salt. Al also helps in easy peeling.
- You can also add ½ teaspoon of vinegar.
- Once the eggs are boiled, you can take them out and place them instantly in the ice bath. Let them sit in the bath for at least 10 minutes. The rapid cooling also makes peeling super easy.
- You can also place them in cold water instead of an ice bath.
- You can also place the egg in a jar, add a little water, seal the lid and shake for a couple of minutes. This also helps in easy peeling.
So, the next time you are making a hard-boiled egg, don’t forget to follow these tips and get perfect results.
Furthermore, remember that patience is the key to everything, and the same goes for hard-boiled eggs! Patience, completing the cooking time and placing it in the cold water/ice bath afterward help give you not just the perfectly cooked hard-boiled egg but an egg that is super easy to peel.