if you steam (instead of boil) eggs in their shells for about 15 minutes and then let them sit in the pot and cool before peeling, the shells almost always slip off like butter?
I use a Revere Ware steamer pot which is similar to a double boiler except the top pot has holes in it. However, any method you use to steam vegetables will work for steaming eggs.
Since my mom taught me this trick years ago, I rarely have to fight those teeny tiny little bits of shell that so often stick to the eggs, nor do I have to throw away part of the eggs because the shell is impossibly stuck to them like glue.
You’ve had that happen, right?
I have heard many reasons why the shells stick, the most common being the eggs are too fresh. But what is considered “too fresh?”
I’ve also heard (and tried) many tricks to keep the shells from sticking such as adding salt or vinegar to the water.
Overall, steaming the eggs seems to produce the best and most consistent results for me.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 44 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 35.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.