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What are some good ways to peel a boiled egg?

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Placing hard-boiled eggs in cold water for seven or eight minutes is one good way to get the eggs ready to peel. Add salt to the water while boiling eggs to make them easier to peel.

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What are some good ways to peel a boiled egg?
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Use older eggs. Fresh eggs are harder to peel than older eggs. The membrane between the egg and the shell thins as the egg ages, making it easier to separate after boiling.

Crack the shell on each end before peeling. This removes the air bubble inside the egg. Next, roll the egg on its side across the counter. Place the entire egg back into warm water, and the shell slides off easily.

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