As delicious and bite-size as they may be, deviled eggs aren’t always so easy to make. If you want to avoid peeling problems, rings around the yolk and filling issues that look like a Pinterest fail, these devilish hacks just might change your life.
Peeling hard-boiled eggs seems to be the most troublesome part of the deviled egg-making process, so we’ll start here. Try out these methods, and find the one that works best for you.
1. Use a glass of water
You don’t even need to touch the egg when you use this method.
2. Use a potato masher, carefully
Carefully is the key word here. You don’t want to end up with mashed eggs.
3. Roll it
Roll your way to effortlessly peeled eggs.
4. Look, Ma, no hands
I’m not saying this is the most sanitary way to peel eggs, but it’s a cool party trick.
The way you cook your eggs will determine whether or not you’ll crack them open to find that greenish ring and sulfurous smell. This is a telltale sign of overcooking, and it can be fixed.
5. You don’t even need to boil water
Use a muffin tin and the oven to bake your way to perfect eggs without ever boiling water.
6. Steam fresh eggs
As wonderful as fresh eggs are for breakfast, they’re actually more difficult to peel when you hard-boil them. Simply Recipes recommends that if your eggs aren’t at least a week or two old, steaming them is the way to go.
7. Bring to a boil, turn off the heat. The end.
Don’t let your eggs bounce around in a pot of boiling water for too long. Bring the water to a boil, turn off the heat immediately, and let the residual heat do the work. No more overcooked yolks.