Kittencal's Technique For Easy-Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs

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"The one and only method I use for perfect hard-boiled eggs and the only one you will use also, this is a no-fail method your eggs will come out perfectly cooked!--- don't omit the vinegar it makes peeling the eggs easier and your eggs will be bright yellow and the whites a pure white! -- it doesn't matter what amount of water or eggs that you use just make certain that you add in about 2 teaspoons of vinegar, I don't even measure I just pour the vinegar into the water from the bottle the exact 2 teaspoons does not really matter, of course use as many eggs as you wish and the exact amount of ice is not necessary you can use more"

Original recipe yields 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (115.6 g)
  • Calories 160.8
  • Total Fat - 10.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 416.6 mg
  • Sodium - 259.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 14.1 g
  • Calcium - 63 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Place the eggs in a saucepan. Cover the eggs with lukewarm water. Add in vinegar and salt. Bring to a full boil over medium heat; boil for 2 minutes (start timing after the water reaches a full boil).

Step 2

Remove from heat cover with a tight lid. Allow the eggs to stand for 11 minutes

Step 3

Drain the eggs a couple times under very cold water. Cover the eggs with cold water then add in some ice. Allow the eggs to sit in ice water for about 3 minutes. Drain and peel.

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This works every time. It's like magic. It's the only way I boil and peel eggs anymore.

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(7 May 2015)


I used this method when I made your deviled eggs a few weeks ago and forgot to review it... This method works great and it was so easy cook and to peel the eggs this way... I highly recommend doing your hard boiled eggs this way!

(26 Dec 2011)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

The timing is perfect, lovely solid cooked eggs with no purple ring.. My eggs were farm fresh and still no trouble peeling. Thanks Kitt - super recipe. Christmas 2014 This works every time thanks Kitten! 24 Dec 2017 So help me the eggs almost peeled themselves - half the shell came off in one go without taking half the white with it!!!. I have never had easier success cooking & peeling Farm Fresh Eggs. Thanks Carol from now on this is how I'mm boiling my eggs.. Dec 2019 Once gain sucsess

(24 Dec 2011)