3. Steam Them
Steaming your eggs can provide you with easy-to-peel eggs that look and taste just like their hard boiled counterparts. To steam your eggs, place an inch or two of water in the bottom of a pot and place a steamer basket over the top. Bring the water to boiling, then add a layer of eggs to the steamer basket. Cover the pot and continue boiling the water for about 12 minutes, allowing the steam to cook the eggs. Then, plunge the eggs in ice water to stop the cooking process.
2. Use Older Eggs
If you have a choice, choose eggs closer to their expiration date for making hard boiled eggs. According to The Incredible Egg, refrigerated raw whole eggs in their shells can last four to five weeks beyond the packing date listed on the carton. Slightly beaten raw whole eggs can last in your refrigerator for up to two days. Meanwhile, raw egg whites are good for up to four days in the fridge. Hard boiled eggs in their shells are good for up to one week in the refrigerator while peeled hard boiled eggs are at their best the same day they are cooked.
1. Try Vinegar in the Water
Wholesome Yum recommends adding vinegar to the water in order to make peeling your eggs easier. The acidity of the vinegar helps to soften up the shells so they slide off more easily. Hard-boiled eggs make a great addition to potato salad. Spicy Southern Kitchen has a recipe for Southern Potato Salad. This recipe utilizes russet potatoes, mayonnaise, mustard, apple cider vinegar, sweet onion, celery, and pickle relish. Martha Stewart has a recipe for Mashed Avocado and Egg Toast that calls for avocado, a hard boiled egg, chives, and toasted whole grain bread.