Please give me some tips on how to peel hard-boiled eggs for deviled eggs without tearing the whole egg apart. I need to make deviled eggs today. --Bobbie bc2mc3
Dear Bobbie bc2mc3:
First, to prevent eggshells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling.
To shell the egg:
- Gently tap both the top and bottom of the egg on your kitchen counter and run cold water over it.
- Then roll the egg back and forth to crack and lift the shell away from the egg.
- Run more cold water over the egg while peeling for extra help.
- At this stage, you should be able to peel the entire shell easily.
Holly Clegg is the author of Meals on the Move: Rush Hour Recipes.