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A…maz….ing! 11 out of 12 turned out perfectly. I’m 75 and just proved you can teach an old dog new tricks. Tx and Merry Christmas
I was sceptical the first time I tried this. I have diabetes and need a quick protein and after steaming and peeling, I can keep this in the fridge. Quick and easy snack.
That’s cool-thanks for the anecdote
oh….my….goodness!!!!! I am doing the happy dance right now! Thank you so much for this advice on how steaming eggs helps with peeling them. I am making two 18 pack eggs (deviled) for Thanksgiving Dinner and was dreading the task of peeling them. This recipe WORKS!! I will be using this method forever now :) Happy Thanksgiving ((((HUG))))
Magic!! Awesome!! It works…shocking to see the eggs peel so easily.Thank you!
The best recipe in the world! 15 minute timing for the perfect yolk color. I’ve tried all the techniques on the interweb. All those boiling tricks just don’t work. this is the greatest thing since sliced bread!
I have to admit, I was skeptical about this method but tried it anyhow. Nothing else had worked. I’m so glad I did. It actually worked with 1 day old fresh farm eggs! Anyone who has fresh eggs knows they are not easy to peel when boiled in water. I’m totally amazed! They peeled perfectly! Thank you!
Hi Cinda, you are welcome! I’m so happy this technique worked for you.
I just steamed 20 brown free range organic eggs, fresh from the grocery. Because I live at nearly 7,000 feet, I steamed them for 15 minutes, then tossed them ( literally tossed to crack the shells) into ice water until cooled. The shells just slid off them! Thanks so much!!
Slightly confused, step 2 says turn burner off place steam basket in pan, turn burner back on. Why turn burner off turn burner back on?
Hi Dianne, it’s so you have less chance of burning your hands with the hot steam as you gently put the eggs in the steamer basket.
This is fabulous!! I am almost 76 years old. I have been cooking and making my own recipes since I was a little girl. At 17, I prepared a banquet for 200 diners. Yet I never realized about steaming eggs. I just soft “boiled ” one. It was terrific. I live at 5000 feet. I steamed it for 6 minutes. It was perfect. I’ll never “boil” eggs again.
Will never go back to boiling again. 10 minutes was perfect for me; yolks were gooey and delicious. Shell came right off. Even after sometime in the fridge, the shells were easily pealed with no sticky membrane.
Life changing! I eat hard boiled eggs every morning and I like to cook up a bunch and store them in the shells in the fridge to use as needed. Often I cook extra because I ruin a couple when I get frustrated with peeling. I have tried so many methods to fix this problem and none have worked.. except this one… perfect every time.
I just steamed a dozen eggs that are only one day old – shells peeled off no problems, I will never boil another egg.
Was stunned at how much easier they are to peel. Will never boil again, have steamed the last five batches, perfect every time.
Just tried this steaming method today, with fresh eggs and it worked perfectly. 15 minutes for 8 eggs, them plunged into ice water for about 15 minutes. Rolled the eggs along their centers to crack, and the shells all came off in two pieces. Amazing, and so easy! Thank you!
This actually works for fresh chicken eggs collected TODAY. I can’t believe it. Thank you!!!
Just tried this method for the first time and it was perfect. Did a dozen eggs in 17 minutes. So glad I looked up streaming. I have a streamer basket. Placed it in a small stock pot with about an inch of water. The eggs peeled so easily and looked great. Can’t wait to make my deviled eggs now. Thank you!
I steamed 7 eggs using my tiny rice cooker with a steamer basket, 15 minutes, run under cold water for about 10 minutes, perfect hard boiled eggs. Thank you Elise for another great recipe!
Love this way. Tried steaming for the first time and the eggs were perfect hard cooked.