How to Peel a Hard Boiled Egg the Fast and Easy Way

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Hard boiled eggs become easier to peel with practice.
Hard boiled eggs become easier to peel with practice. (Image: Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Hard boiled eggs make a quick, light and nutritious breakfast, but peeling them can be messy and tedious. An efficient method involves quickly cooling the eggs when they're done to stop the cooking process; this also creates a layer of steam that helps separate the egg white from the shell.

After hard boiling your egg, cool it under cold running water.

Crack the shell on a hard surface on several spots around the egg, preferably at the top and at the bottom.

Gently roll the egg between both hands.This effectively loosens the membrane of the egg, allowing you to remove the shell, often in one or two pieces.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure the egg is cooled off a bit before picking it up. Don't rub too agressively unless you want a smashed egg hehe.

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