If you happen to have chickens or source your eggs directly from a farm, you may have found that peeling hard-boiled eggs are extremely hard to peel. This simple swap makes fresh hard-boiled eggs easy to peel.
How to make hard-boiled eggs
There are many different recipes for hard-boiled eggs which involve submerging the eggs in water, however, this isn’t a great solution for fresh eggs. There is nothing more disappointing than trying to peel a fresh egg and the shell coming off in many little pieces, often with white attached.
This method of steaming eggs is something that I came across shortly after getting a few of my own chickens. It has made hard-boiled eggs a regular part of our diet. The set of pots I have came with a steamer basket, however, you could achieve this same thing with a colander in a large pot or anything that will hold the eggs above the water but allow for the pot lid to seal.
When making these fresh hard-boiled eggs, I always start with room-temperature eggs. Keeping fresh eggs on the counter unrefrigerated is one benefit of not washing the eggs and leaving their natural bloom. Steaming the eggs for 23 minutes works best for my setup however I recommend you test out different times to get the best end result for you.
I like to enjoy a hard-boiled egg with hot sauce alongside my green smoothie every morning. I encourage you to find a source for fresh eggs, ideally from chickens that have access to the outdoors, there really is a difference in the quality of the eggs. Now that I have my own laying hens, it’s hard to go back to grocery store eggs. I hope that you find the recipe helpful and a new addition to your favourite recipes.
Fresh Hard-Boiled Eggs
- fresh eggs
- Bring about 1" of water to a boil in the pot you plan to use for steaming.
- Add room temperature eggs to steamer basket and steam covered for 23 minutes.
- Cool eggs immediately with ice-cold water to stop the cooking process.
- Store in the fridge for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.