The mystery of life, isn’t it not? It has become such a trivial annoyance and laughing matter in my house hold. I’ll wait everyday to see how my husband’s egg in his lunch turned out. He’ll come home and right away say, “Egg peeled great today!” or “Bad egg. Tossed it.”
Yesterday on the phone with my mother she interrupted our conversation to say, “I gotta get back to these dang eggs. They better peel this time!”
I started laughing. A woman who has been hard boiling eggs her whole life still doesn’t know the formula to an easy peel. “It really is the mystery of life,” she said.
And it is the advice that is really flustering. My mom always told me to use fresh eggs – I don’t know why she claimed that was her secret when she is clearly still having problems. A close friend and farmer said the complete opposite, not to use fresh eggs.
My husband’s grandmother always used vinegar in the boiling water while my grandfather swears upon a robust boil, exactly 25 minutes on low and right away putting it in cold water.
Let me just say that I’ve tried all those methods and I always get half that make eating a hard boiled egg enjoyable and half that make you just scream and throw your egg in anger.
Everyone seems to have advice, but it seems like those same people still struggle with a perfect batch of hard boiled eggs.
So, what is the real secret!?
I even Googled and on this how-to site everyone in the comments/discussion section is arguing about the methods listed in the article. “I tried this and it was impossible to peel!” “I did it and it was great.” Etc…