How to Peel Farm Fresh Eggs Easily

This is the only tried and true way that I have ever found on how to peel farm fresh eggs quickly and easily. Learn the secret tip to beautiful hard boiled eggs, every time.

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It wasn’t to long ago that I stood at our kitchen counter completely frustrated that the shell on my farm fresh hard boiled eggs would not come off. I ended up with a messy half of an egg that was just not very pretty for using in my deviled egg recipe.

How to boil fresh eggs without the shell sticking.

How to Boil Farm Fresh Eggs to Peel Easily

There are so many ways that I have researched on how to hard boil farm fresh eggs. The methods range from adding a variety of ingredients to water, such as, vinegar, baking soda, or salt.

There is the hot water method of boiling them and then putting them in ice water, but none of these resulted in easy to peel farm fresh eggs that looked beautiful. And, trust me, I had tried them all.

How to Quickly and Easily Peel Farm Fresh Eggs

The Secret on How to Peel Farm Fresh Eggs Easily

I knew that there had to be a better way to get the desired look and ease of peeling eggs that I desperately wanted. So, what is the secret that I finally tried?

It all started with a pot set that I had owned for many years already. A stainless steel steamer set. I use my steamer set for so many recipes here in our home. From steamed vegetables, to cauliflower rice and now making hard boiled eggs.

Steamed hard boiled eggs are just so much easier to make and peel. Eggs make such a great snack that are easily stored in the fridge. Or they can be the perfect side dish to any meal. I love how healthy they are. Packed with protein, healthy fats and cholesterol, and vitamin A.

Tips for Making Steamed Hard Boiled Eggs

  • You will need a steamer set or or some way to steam the eggs without them touching the water.
  • You can stack the eggs on top of each other in the steamer set.
  • Always put the lid on the pot while the eggs are steaming.
How to hard boil farm fresh eggs

Easily Peel Farm Fresh Eggs – What You Need

  • Eggs
  • Water
  • A steamer set – trust me you will use this for so much more than just this recipe. It’s an essential in my kitchen.

How to Hard Boil Perfectly Peeled Farm Fresh Eggs Instructions

Step 1: Get a Steamer Set

Fill the bottom pot of the steamer set about 1/2 full of water. Then place the steamer pot, the one with the holes, on top of the bottom pot.

Step 2: Add Eggs

Add eggs to the top steamer pot. You can layer the eggs on top of each other but I have never stacked more than two layers high. Once the eggs are in the pot, place the lid on top.

Step 3: Boil Water and Steam

Bring the water in the pot to a boil and steam the eggs for 20 minutes.

Step 4: Rinse

Leave the eggs in the steamer, and sit the pot in the sink. Rinse the eggs with cool water.

Step 5: Peel

Gently crack the egg shell to start the peeling process. The shell should basically just slide off of the egg. Now you are ready to use the nicely peeled eggs in your favorite recipe.

How to Boil Fresh Eggs Without the Shell Sticking

Steaming our farm fresh eggs in a steamer set is the only way that has become a sure way to get easy to peel eggs every single time. This one simple step will make your life so much easier regardless of whether you are peeling eggs for a quick snack option like hard boiled eggs, or for making egg and tuna salad, deviled eggs or even egg salad.

how to get fresh hard boiled eggs to peel easily

Steamed Hard Boiled Eggs How To Card

How to hard boil farm fresh eggs

How to Quickly and Easily Peel Farm Fresh Eggs

Yield: 12-14
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Materials

  • Water
  • Steamer Pot Set
  • Eggs

Instructions

    Fill the bottom pot of the steamer set about 1/2 full of water. Then place the steamer pot, the one with the holes, on top of the bottom pot.

    Add eggs to the top steamer pot. You can layer the eggs on top of each other but I have never stacked more than two layers high. Once the eggs are in the pot, place the lid on top.

    Bring the water in the pot to a boil and steam the eggs for 20 minutes.

    Leave the eggs in the steamer, and sit the pot in the sink. Rinse the eggs with cool water.

    Gently crack the egg shell to start the peeling process. The shell should basically just slide off of the egg. Now you are ready to use the nicely peeled eggs in your favorite recipe.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope that this a tip that you can use in your kitchen to save you time and frustration. Enjoy!

Sarah

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12 thoughts on “How to Peel Farm Fresh Eggs Easily”

  1. Oh my goodness! I am so glad you posted this as I have been fed up with trying to get nicely peeled eggs for various dishes. I just gave up and mashed them with mayo to make sandwiches.

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  2. Hi Sarah! Thanks for this great idea for peeling farm fresh eggs. Our neighbor gave us 2 dozen of them the other day (his sister has chickens!). Just one quick question. When you rinsed the eggs in cold water, did you then let them completely cool (just sitting out) on a counter, or did you peel them while still warm? Thank you! Never thought about using a steamer. Great tip!

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    • I have done it a variety of ways. It depends on how quickly I need them. However, whether the eggs are still warm or cool, they peel just as easy!

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  3. Most home cooks assume that when an egg is difficult to peel, it is because the shell is sticking to the egg white. But it’s the membrane between the shell and the white that is really the problem. So, when an egg is very fresh, the proteins in the white bond to the membrane instead of to one another, and the membrane becomes cemented to the white and impossible to peel away leaving an unappealingly pitted exterior —an especially unacceptable result when you need flawless eggs for deviled eggs or garnishing a salad .

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