What Is an Easy Way to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg?

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One simple way to peel a hard-boiled egg is to place it in a small glass with a few inches of water, then cover the glass with your hand and shake it quickly. The shell naturally peels away from the egg.

This method is particularly useful if you do not need the egg to be hot after peeling, as the water absorbs heat from the egg. To peel a hot egg that you want to remain hot, use the crack and roll technique, where the egg is firmly pushed along the counter to create cracks all over the shell before the shell is gently peeled away.