Quick Tip: Never Peel An Egg Again!

With Easter coming up, and hard boiled egg season upon us, I have to share this Quick Tip with you. I shared this tip last Easter (right here), but I thought I’d post it again for new readers.

Never peel an egg again!

Just slice right through it,

and spoon it out. It’s a time saver. If you have any small pieces of shell, just brush them off.

Or you could try to do it like this guy!

Either way, never peel an egg again!

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  1. 1
    Pedaling says:

    how'd i miss that one, last year?

    must have been out of town!

    thanks…i'll never peel an egg again

  2. 2

    Clever is right! Thanks for sharing that little tip.

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    Rambling Girl says:

    Great tip! I plan on getting the eggs out this weekend and fixing some deviled ones so this tip will be just what I needed.

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    Ha! I was just thinking today (as I was peeling a hard boiled egg… and doing a miserable job at it) that there has got to be an easier way to peel an egg. Let's just say this post was spiritually inspired. Thanks for being so in tune. ;)

  6. 6

    Oh my gosh! I'm so going to try both ways of hard boiled eggs. Now, my family LOVES LOVES LOVES to dye Easter Eggs, but NO ONE eats them after ecxept me. But how many hard boilded eggs can one person eat? Not many. I like egg salad too, but it always looks funny because some of the dye seeps through to the edible part and the egg salad is very oddly colored. Anyway, I'm going to try the egg tips. Thank you for sharing them.

    • 7

      Make deviled eggs…..just grab those eggs, scoop out the yolks, mix in a bowl with mustard, mayonnaise, a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder, then spoon (or pipe) back into the eggs, sprinkle with a little paprika, and voila! Ridiculously addictive Deviled Eggs!

  7. 8

    Awesome!! That is by far the thing i hate most about hard boiled eggs! So excited to learn about those ways to peel eggs.

  8. 9

    That tip changed our lives. Seriously, my daughter is such a picky eater that she almost lives on hard boiled eggs.

    Great tip Kami!


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    Chic Mama says:

    THANK YOU!!!

  10. 11

    Seriously? How have I never thought of this?

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    Marianne & Clayton says:

    This is brilliant! You never need an entire boiled egg, you always cut it. How have I never heard this before? Your blog has become a top three for me. Music, tips and DI. That's about all I want out of life. Thanks!

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    Candice says:

    I tried that today and it worked perfectly! Thanks! :)

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    Melissa says:

    Great tip, Kami! I kinda do the same thing, but no cutting beforehand. I just take the spoon and pry the peel off of the egg. It usually works well, but I'd like to try your idea!

    Tim Ferriss's idea is pretty cool, too. I think I need to try that one as well!

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    Fuess what? I tried the you tube guys way of peeling/not peeling a hard boiled egg and it worked! It wasso awesome. You have to know this is the only way I'm ever going to make hard boiled eggs now.
    Thank you soooo much for this tip.

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    I LOVE Tim Ferriss! He's such a cool geek! He speaks Chinese, and has a podcast, and he's friends with Kevin Rose! ('scuze me while I geek-out!) :-D

  16. 17

    Never thought of doing that. Thanks for the tip! It will come in handy with deviled eggs.

  17. 18

    I was just about ready to make egg salad sandwishes for tomorrow! LOL Good timing, Thx

    Lina-Fancy Frugal Life

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    Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper says:

    Ok, that is just brilliant! I just made creamed eggs the other day for my son and it took forever to peal all the hard boiled eggs. I am sooo trying this out! Thank you

  19. 20

    Thanks for sharing this great tip. I hate peeling eggs. Can’t wait to give this a try.

    I just stopped by from TCB’s Get Your Craft On.


  20. 21

    I needed this the other day when I peeled half the egg off with the shell!! ;D

  21. 22

    OMG! Had to leave another comment after watching that video! Amazing! I’m gonna be such a rockstar when my kids see me do that!! :D lol

  22. 24

    Um, you are a genius!

  23. 26

    Who knew? What a great way of peeling an egg. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at http://www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

  24. 27
    Jeanene @ The Queen Bees Hive says:

    Oh Thanks! I hate peeling eggs!! Can’t wait to try this!!

  25. 28

    Oh what a good idea. That will save me so much time! THANK YOU.

  26. 29

    Who knew??? I’m going to try this! Thanks!

  27. 30

    Awesome tip!!!

  28. 31

    great tips! Wish I would have had this a couple years ago. Making potato salad for the last couple years I’ve had egg shell splinters. Who’d have guessed…

  29. 32

    This is a great tip and one I would love to share with others!! If you get a sec, pop on over to Foodie Fridayand link up! Oh, and I found you on Today’s Creative Blog! :)

  30. 33

    Brilliant! We have farm fresh eggs that are super difficult to peel. I will for sure try this!

  31. 34

    Thanks for the tip… we have been eating lots of eggs on Fridays this season:)

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    Red Headed Step Child says:

    If only there were such an easy way to blow out an egg so that you could decorate the empty eggs!

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      Shake the egg vigorously then puncture one end of the egg with a NEW 18 gauge needle. Pull needle out then puncture the other end with the needle and “suck” out the egg with the syringe – USE NEW STERILE EQUIPMENT! – unless you just want to throw the inside away. Make sure you put one of the holes DOWN when drying. (The dye gets inside the egg shell.) You can use a sewing needle on both ends and blow it out but that takes more effort.
      You can get sterile syringes sealed in packages in a Farm store in the medication area. They are sold for giving meds to livestock.

      Another way to get the shell off easier is to leave the eggs on the counter overnight and boil first thing in the morning.

  33. 37

    This is so cool. I’m going to try it this weekend…the video one.

  34. 38

    Two very clever tips. Thank you! Why did I not know this before?

  35. 39

    Wow – that’s brilliant!

  36. 40

    Love this! And Tim is cool too!

  37. 41

    oh my gosh! how perfect is this!?! i can’t believe i’ve been peeling eggs all my life!

    i just scheduled a post about this and it should post tonight sometime, thanks for the tip!


  38. 42

    Tip to help with peeling eggs the normal way… Have similar tip. Add a little SALTto the boiling water. Must do something similar as the Baking Soda suggtion… It does seem to harden the shell away from the egg a bit more…so when you crack and peel it. Peeling goes SO MUCH faster and easier ! :)

    • 43
      Sharon Cupsta says:

      Salting the water helps to seal any cracks in the shells so that they will be ready to dye as Easter eggs.

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    Mary Kaye Weaver says:

    I’ve tried this twice and doesn’t work for me…however they are easier to peel :-)

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    Cook eggs in a pressure cooker, say for 4 minutes, and the shell comes right off. Best way to “boil” and egg, period.

  41. 46

    cool ideas…but with the blowing…what about the mouth germs on the eggs? Not sure I can ever eat anyone else’s egg salad again..unless I see how they peeled their eggs! lol

  42. 48

    Thank you for sharing this! So super excited!

  43. 49

    That is a great idea, BUT – would you honestly eat an egg that someone blew on ? ? ? eew…

  44. 50

    While spooning the egg is certainly simple enough, and fairly clean, blowing the egg is something I’d be very hesitant about, for other than close friends or family. Frankly, guys, are you interested in spitting all over someone’s eggs, or having them spit all over yours? Particularly considering this flu season we’re having, I think I’ll give thew second method a miss (although the baking soda tip is quite useful).

  45. 51

    LOVE this tip so much that I blogged about it in my kitchen tips post: http://reformedfoodie.com/2012/03/08/kitchen-tips-and-tricks/

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    Gisele Souza says:

    I loved your tip, I’m from Brazil and I have a blog of recipes. If that’s ok I’m posting this tip on my blog, with credits to your blog of course.

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    honestly. I peel between12-24 hard boiled eggs a week lately and it drives me batty!!

    THANK YOU!!!

  48. 54

    For hard boiled eggs, you actually want older eggs. They have shrunken away from the shell. That’s why AA grade are darned near impossible to peel. You want A grade eggs, and maybe leave them a week. To get the yolks in the center, set the egg carton on it’s side in the fridge at least overnight. Put them in cold water, poke a little hole in the blunt end to let them vent pressure. Bring the water to a boil, then cover and remove from the heat for about 8-10 min. They’ll come out perfect.

  49. 56

    another really easy way to peel hard-boiled eggs is to immediately immerse them in ice cold water after they have been boiled. just keep running water on them for a few minutes and then tap tap both ends and roll it on the counter and it comes right off.

  50. 57

    Thank you!!!! My father blew his eggs every Easter. Always amazes the newest children and visiting friends. He has been gone for 12 years and I always think of him blowing his Easter eggs. You made me grin from ear to ear.

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    Mamaduck43 says:

    Another quick trick – – if you are making deviled eggs, put the yolks into a zip lock bag – – – smash the yolks until they are in small pieces…. Add your mayo and seasonings and squish together… Cut the corner off of the baggie and pipe the yolks into the whites… No clean up and the kids love to help – – the more, the merrier….

  52. 59

    Perfect for making egg salad!

  53. 60

    I told my son about this last year and he thought I was crazy. So, I did it and proved to him that it actually works. It’s a strange sensation when the egg pops out of the shell but so very easy. And the baking soda is the right idea whether you peel by the video or old fashioned way.

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    bloodbond3 says:


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    Hi Kami!

    How fun to see someone I know on Life hacker today. That was fun and I am always looking for a better way to have hard boiled eggs. I’ll give this a try.

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