Low-Point Perfectly Peeled Hard-Boiled Eggs

Discover the ingenious hack from our chef for achieving perfectly peeled hard-boiled eggs every time! No more struggling with stubborn shells—this clever method will have you enjoying smooth and flawless hard-boiled eggs effortlessly. Plus, with its low SmartPoints value, you can indulge in this nutritious snack without worrying about your points. Join us as we explore the simple steps to achieve perfectly peeled hard-boiled eggs, along with the nutritional benefits of this satisfying treat.

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Fresh eggs (as many as desired)


  1. Begin by selecting fresh eggs for boiling. Ensure that the eggs are not cracked or damaged.
  2. Place the eggs in a single layer in the bottom of a large pot. Make sure the eggs are not overcrowded.
  3. Fill the pot with enough cold water to cover the eggs by at least an inch.
  4. Place the pot on the stove over high heat and bring the water to a rolling boil.
  5. Once the water reaches a full boil, immediately remove the pot from the heat and cover it with a tight-fitting lid.
  6. Allow the eggs to sit in the hot water, covered, for precisely 10 minutes. Set a timer to ensure accuracy.
  7. After 10 minutes, carefully transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water using a slotted spoon or tongs. The ice water bath will stop the cooking process and help the eggs cool quickly.
  8. Let the eggs sit in the ice water for at least 5 minutes to ensure they are fully cooled.
  9. After the eggs have cooled, gently tap each egg on a hard surface to crack the shell all over.
  10. Peel the shells away from the eggs, starting at the wider end where the air pocket is located. The shells should come off easily, leaving behind perfectly peeled hard-boiled eggs.
  11. Rinse the peeled eggs under cold water to remove any remaining shell fragments.
  12. Once peeled, the hard-boiled eggs can be enjoyed immediately or stored in the refrigerator for later use.

Nutritional Information:

calories: 70

Protein: 6 grams

Carbohydrates: 0 grams

Fat: 5 grams

Fiber: 0 grams

Smart W-W Points: 2

Select Fresh Eggs: Start with fresh eggs for best results. Older eggs tend to peel more easily after boiling.
Prepare the Eggs: Carefully place the eggs in a single layer at the bottom of a saucepan or pot. Make sure they are not overcrowded, as this can lead to uneven cooking.
Boil the Water: Fill the pot with enough water to cover the eggs by at least an inch. Bring the water to a rapid boil over high heat.
Add Secret Ingredient (Optional): If you have a secret ingredient that you believe makes a difference in boiling eggs, such as vinegar or baking soda, add it to the water at this stage. Experiment with different ingredients to find what works best for you.
Boil the Eggs: Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low to maintain a gentle simmer. Set a timer for your desired level of doneness:
Soft-boiled eggs: 6-7 minutes
Medium-boiled eggs: 8-9 minutes
Hard-boiled eggs: 10-12 minutes
Shock the Eggs (Optional): After boiling, immediately transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. This can help prevent the yolks from turning green and make the eggs easier to peel.
Peel the Eggs: Once the eggs have cooled, carefully tap each egg on a hard surface to crack the shell. Roll the egg between your hands to loosen the shell, then peel it away. If you’re having trouble peeling the eggs, try peeling them under running water or using the back of a spoon to gently crack the shell.
Use in Recipes: Use the perfectly boiled eggs in your favorite recipes, such as deviled eggs, salads, or as a simple and nutritious snack.

With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to achieve perfectly boiled eggs every time. Whether you prefer them soft-boiled, medium-boiled, or hard-boiled, following these instructions will ensure that your eggs turn out just the way you like them. Experiment with different techniques and secret ingredients to find the method that works best for you, and enjoy delicious eggs in all your favorite recipes!

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