How to peel a hard-boiled egg

ScottMokrisHow many times have you tried to peel a hard-boiled egg and failed miserably? Almost every time I peel eggs, at least one of the egg shells sticks to the egg, and I end up wasting part of the egg and making a mess. However, there is a good way of cooking and peeling a hard-boiled egg without any difficulty.
1. Fill an uncovered pan with cold water, and put the eggs in a single layer in the pan. Make sure the eggs are covered in an inch of water.
2. Bring the water to a full boil, and then turn off the heat.
3. Cover the pan and let the eggs sit for about 15 minutes.
4. Cool the eggs in cold water.
5. To peel the eggs easily, crack the large end of the shell and then roll the egg in your hand or on the counter until it is mostly cracked.
6. Rinse the egg in water so the inside of the shell gets wet. The shell should come off of the egg very easily now without any lost egg.
Hard-boiled eggs are a great snack and can be used to make enjoyable foods, such as tuna salad, egg salad and deviled eggs.
If you don’t peel the eggs, you can decorate them. There are many decorating kits to choose from, or you could paint them.
Hard-boiled eggs in the shell can last for about one week in the refrigerator, according to the American Egg Board (I didn’t know there was an American Egg Board, either.)
–By Scott Mokris, home-schooled

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