If you have ever gathered eggs from your hens in the morning with the hope of hard boiled eggs for lunch, then you will surely want to take a look at how easy it is to peel those eggs.
The eggs pictured in the photo were cooked the same day they were laid.
- Have the eggs at room temperature.
- Bring a pot of water to a full boil. Be sure to have a large enough pot to have several inches of water covering your eggs when they are in the pot.
- Place eggs into a large sieve, a few at a time and very gently place them in the pot. Do not let them drop, hitting the bottom as this could cause the eggs to crack. You could use a spoon to place them but to ensure they are all cooked evenly, you want to get them all into the pot relatively quickly.
- Set the timer for 15 minutes, continuing to boil eggs. Stir the eggs ever so gently every few minutes to keep the yolks centered.
- While the eggs boil, prepare a bowl with ice cubes. At the end of 15 minutes, drain eggs and dump them into the bowl with ice. Cover with water. Stir to be sure all the eggs are being chilled evenly.
- Once the eggs have cooled, tap the wider end to crack it and peel.