Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The *Best* Way to Hard Boil Fresh Eggs

We have chickens so we get fresh eggs daily! Fresh eggs are the best (and healthiest) for you! We enjoy eggs fried, scrambled, hard-boiled and more! Hard boiling fresh eggs is quite the chore though because it makes them terribly difficult to peel (and they don't end up very pretty if you want to make deviled eggs!). 

I was so excited when I came across THIS link which said we should STEAM fresh eggs! I got out my steamer/double boiler and brought water to a boil...then I put a dozen eggs in the steamer basket and placed it in the pot and covered it. I let it boil at least 20 minutes and then immediately put the eggs into a bowl of freezing ice-water (pictured above). This shocks them and helps with the peeling process as well. 

I was over-joyed to find my eggs peeled with incredible ease! These are fresh (only a day or two old) eggs that normally would be terrible to peel! Steaming and blanching works wonderfully!

If your family is a fan of deviled eggs, HERE is a link to the *best* tasting deviled eggs ever! I think the vinegar gives it the perfect little zip!

Have you ever hard-steamed your eggs?
What are some of your favorite ways to eat your eggs?


  1. I have chickens also and just DREAD pealing eggs; I am going to try this next time. I read somewhere to add a bit of baking soda to the water before it boils and that helps with shells stuck to the egg. That works great for "older" ones but not fresh.

    Thanks for the tip!

  2. Great tip. Will try it. On a lighter note, I wondered why there were feathers in the ice water. Obviously time to get my eyes checked. Lol. Gillian

  3. Katie,

    I tried this with my electric steamer/rice cooker; it takes 25 minutes but works.