How to Get Perfect-Peel Fresh Eggs

Most people prefer the taste of fresh eggs over the eggs you buy at the grocers. However, there is one place where older eggs work better. This is if you want to have them hard-boiled.

As the egg gets older the membrane starts to pull away from the shell. This makes older eggs easier to peel than fresh eggs when you are serving them boiled. One way to get easy-peel hard-boiled eggs is to store eggs in your refrigerator for four to eight weeks to get them aged before boiling.

There is another method that lets you use eggs of any age and they peel perfectly every time!

How to steam eggs in a pressure cooker:

If you have an instant pot or any other type of pressure cooker follow this procedure for perfect-peel eggs.

1 In the bottom of the pot place the steamer rack that came with your cooker.

2 Fill the pot with as many eggs as you would like to cook ,staying below the maximum fill line, if your cooker has one.

3 Add 1 or more cups of water. ( Check the manual for your cooker. You may have a larger capacity cooker which may require a minimum of 2 cups of water.

4 Lock the lid and close the vent . Set your pressure cooker to cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.

5 Once the timer goes off, allow the cooker to cool for 5 minutes before rotating the vent to release any additional steam. While the cooker is venting, get an ice bath ready by filling a large bowl with ice and topping it with cold water.

6 Remove the lid when safe to do so. Remove the eggs from the cooker to the ice bath. Let them sit in the ice bath for 5 minutes before peeling or drying and storing them in the fridge in their shells.


Tip: Boiled eggs can be preserved in the refrigerator for 7 days.