Easy to Peel, Perfectly Cooked Hard Boiled Eggs + Avocado Deviled Eggs

The way to perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs with shells that slip right off is easier than you think. I happened to be watching Geoffrey Zakarian on The Kitchen one day. It was life-changing and awe-inspiring. I don’t recall now whether he actually boiled the eggs on the show or only told the viewers how he does it. Whatever. I tried it and it works. Keep reading for Easy to Peel, Perfectly Cooked Hard Boiled Eggs + Avocado Deviled Eggs.

Perfectly Cooked Hard Boiled Eggs

Do this:

Firstly, remove the number of eggs you want to cook from the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature on the counter. Honestly, many times I’ve completely forgotten the eggs sitting out all day. No worries if you’re scatterbrained like me. This won’t cause the eggs to go bad.

Secondly, bring a pot of water to boil. Make sure it’s deep enough to fully submerge all the eggs. Carefully, using a spoon or tongs, set each egg in the boiling water. Immediately begin timing for exactly 12 minutes. Not one minute more or less. Some of the eggs might start seeping white into the water. Leave them alone. By the time they’re done cooking, they’ll still come out perfectly edible, but maybe not as pretty.

Third, remove from heat and drain. Add about 1″ of cold water in the  pot and shake the pot, knocking the eggs against the sides. The cracks in the shells will allow the water in.

I run more cold water over all and let sit for about 5 minutes. I’ve also forgotten the eggs sitting in the sink many times. No worries! LOL Gently tap the eggs all around against the side of the pot, further breaking the shells.

Fourth, run cold water over each as you’re peeling so the shells slip right off! Let them drain on a couple layers of paper towels. Store in the fridge in a tightly sealed container with paper towels folded in the bottom. I add a layer of waxed paper over the paper towel to keep the eggs from sticking to the paper towel. Eat within a week or so.

Nutrition Facts for 1 Boiled Egg:

Calories 155
Total Fat  10.6g
Saturated fat  3.3g
Polyunsaturated fat  1.4g
Monounsaturated fat  4.1g
Cholesterol  373mg
Sodium  124mg
Potassium  126mg
Total Carbohydrate  1g
Dietary fiber  0g
Sugar  1g
Protein  12.6g

Avocado Deviled Eggs

  • 1 dozen peeled hard boiled eggs
  • 2 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 capful or tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pit removed
  • Salt & pepper

Cut each egg in half lengthwise. Carefully pop out the yolks into a bowl or into a food processor.

Add all the rest of the ingredients in the bowl and mix until smooth. and creamy. Season to taste.

Fill each egg white half with a heaping teaspoon of yolk filling. Sprinkle with paprika if desired.

Refrigerate and eat within a day or 2 before the avocado browns.

Also pictured is a dish of my incredible Avocado Chicken Salad. Yummm!

In conclusion, hard boiled eggs are incredibly versatile, full of good for you protein, and deliciously low carb. So add them to your daily fare and enjoy every bite!

Happy eating! 😊

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