Step 3: Peel, Baby, Peel

This is the easiest part. Look at the pictures where the shell came off in two whole pieces (pics 2,3,4). Easy as pie. Easy as punch. Piece of cake. Man, I'm hungry.

Go forth and cook eggs. This I command.
Peeling an egg under running water has always been the easiest way I know,you dont lose any egg sticking to the shell.
If you're boiling eggs just for yourself you can use the blow method to peel them. Make small holes the size of your pinkie fingernail in the shell top and bottom. Hold the egg in one hand with the other hand below ready to catch the peeled egg. Blow hard into the top hole. Voila. <br> <br>You can also do this for the whole family if you are a mother. Somehow a mother's germs are okay to share.
No I won't- I don't drink. I'll relax with a pop though. =)
I would appreciate you citing the original source of this technique:<br><br>CRACKED! Soft, Medium and Hard &quot;Boiled&quot; eggs in the pressure cooker<br>http://www.hippressurecooking.com/2011/04/hip-modernist-soft-medium-and-hard.html<br><br>Thank you,<br><br>L
My grandmother used to cook eggs this way when my mom was a kid, and when I was a kid, long before the interwebs claimed to &quot;originate&quot; it. Great instructable.
Before the steaming method, there was a popular &quot;boiling&quot; pressure cooker method - that is well known and documented. As noted in my post, pressure steaming eggs at low pressure is something that is already done industrially.<br><br>My concern, was seeing the technique for home pressure cookers, an egg diagram and explanation described as I had originally written them without credit to the source of this information.<br><br>dlewisa, I don't want to stop you from sharing great uses for the pressure cooker, that is the whole purpose behind the hip pressure cooking website.<br><br>This is a great instructable - the way it is written and photographed are fantastic ! I hope that it will get more people to use their pressure cooker or think about getting one!<br><br>Ciao and keep-up the great pressure cooking!<br><br>L
Updated intro once again, check it out. A little praise singing for failing to do so originally. Sorry I stepped on your toes by not attributing. I didn't try to pass myself off as a the innovator of this, just wanted to try it myself and share it with the instructable world. I'd read your article on Ruhlman's website a few months ago. I'm sure I probably followed the link to your site and then absorbed all the info. Sorry. You are properly attributed now and duly praised. I also bookmarked your site to see how I can further put my pressure cooker to use. Thanks!
No! The interwebs are never wrong!
Included, linked, noted, and filed!
Thank you.
My friend told me,&quot;if you want easy to peel hard cooked eggs, put baking powder in the water you cook the eggs in.&quot; Sounded like an experiment to me. It worked. Way cool...
Noe of this is necessary: Very Fresh eggs are a PIG to peel - the membrane sticks to the shell like nothing on earth.<br><br>Soooo to get easy peel hard boil ed eggs just use eggs that are 2 to 3 weeks old.<br><br>NOW most eggs you buy in the shops can be up to 42 days old and still called fresh - They have a much longer shelf life than that anyway - <br><br>For hard boiled eggs I buy shop eggs if I feel the urge even though I keep chickens.<br><br>As an alternative provided the eggs are reasonably old you can hard boil<br><br>Crack the top and bottom - peel of a little shell and holding the egg in you fist blow in at the pointed end - The egg will be squeezed out by air pressure into you other hand (hopefully)<br><br>Youtube videos of this are available.
One of the advantages to this is that you can do this with fresh eggs. The air sac is there from the moment the egg cools after it is laid. The air sac expands as egg ages do to evaporation. I guess if for aesthetic reasons a more round hard cooked egg is desired then this pressure way is ideal because you can use fresh with smaller air sacs.<br><br>I've done the aged egg thing too and it was still a toss up whether the egg was easier to peel. All of the eggs are different. I've tried blowing the egg out too and couldn't get that to work . . . but I do have an air compressor . . . hmmm.<br><br>This was quite easy though. Everyone with a pressure cooker should at least give it a shot once.
I guess a boiled egg could go quite a few feet ;-)
Maybe I could use those weights from the first picture to set up some crazed eggapult. Angry birds indeed.
You could be my new hero. I love hard boiled eggs but hate the time it takes to make them and a specially to peel them. thx
You don't need a pressure cooker. The trick is the steamer basket. Cook in a steamer basket in a regular pot for 18-20 minutes, same great result.
I saw the title and main picture, and I thought that you'd found a clever-way to peel eggs using the holes of those weights.<br> I'm not disappointed, but do you think they could be used in some way?<br> <br> L
Maybe crack the shell all the way around the egg and shove it through the hole in the middle. Otherwise I guess you could drop the weights on the eggs to make an egg mash for egg salad. Or just pump them while the eggs cook so you can be super buff.

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