Steamed Hard Boiled Eggs will make your eggs easy to peel! When you steam hard boiled eggs you can skip waiting to use older eggs for hard boiling and you can use fresh eggs without any issues.
We want everyone to have the best hard boiled eggs and we have the best hard boiled egg method ever! STEAM! Yes, steam hard boiled eggs, don’t boil your eggs IN water anymore. Steamed Hard Boiled Eggs results in an easy to peel hard boiled egg every time!
What I love about this method, even more, is that my mini chef can easily peel eggs with me now. She would peel them before and the peel would get all over and sometimes when she did it the peel would pierce her skin since she was trying so hard to get the peel off. These hard boiled eggs are super kid friendly and allow them to peel eggs with ease too.
How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs
- boiling in water
- baking in the oven
- steaming in a pot
- pressure cooker
There are plenty of ways to make hard boiled eggs and it’s not just by placing them in a pot of water and boiling away. If you want easy to peel hard boiled eggs we love a few other methods, but steaming hard boiled eggs is by far our favorite. We have also had great results making hard boiled eggs in the oven recently. We love making perfect hard boiled eggs everytime.
How to make hard boiled eggs in the oven
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Using a muffin tin, place 1 egg in each muffin cup
- Bake for 30 minutes then plunge baked eggs in a large bowl filled with ice water until cooled completely, about 10 minutes
How to make steamed hard boiled eggs:
Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and then bring water to a boil.
Add the eggs into the steamer insert and cook for:
- Runny yolk cook time: 5-6 minutes
- Firmer, but still translucent yolk, 8-10 minutes
- Hard boiled with fully cooked yolk 14-16 minutes
Immediately place the eggs into an ice bath after cooking to stop the cooking process and make them easier to peel.
Pasture-raised organic eggs are extremely hard to peel and if you buy any eggs fresh you usually have to wait at least 2 weeks before you can boil the eggs. I rather have fresh hard boiled eggs. You will never have a disaster of a peeled egg with the steaming hardboiled eggs method. It’s completely fooled proof.
The steam literally makes the eggs fall right out of their shell when you’re peeling them! They instantly become the easiest to peel eggs just by using the steamed method. Dare I say peeling hard boiled eggs can be easy and fun by steaming?
Recipe tips and alterations:
- Use a timer to make sure you don’t overcook your eggs.
- Don’t have a steamer insert? You can also use a small rack that would lift the eggs enough and fit into your pot.
- If you use a bigger pot you’ll need more water if you use a smaller pot you’ll need less.
- Check one egg before removing them all if it’s your first time. Different altitudes alter cooking time.
- You can keep peeled or unpeeled eggs in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Try using a small bowl with water to rinse the eggs from any shell, membrane or other debris instead of using running water.
Frequently asked questions
How long can you keep boiled eggs peeled?
Peeled or unpeeled eggs should last 1 week in the refrigerator. (source) We suggest storing it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
To prevent egg yolks in hard-boiled eggs from turning green you need to be cautious not to overcook the eggs. Once eggs overcook they will start to turn green and the whites will even turn brown after cooking too long.
Yes, we suggest taking a minute off of the cooking time if you add the eggs before boiling the water.
Yes! We find this is the best way to peel and make hard boiled eggs from farm fresh eggs. In general fresher eggs can be even trickier to peel.
Steamed Hard Boiled Eggs
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- sauce pan
- 1 + cup water
- 12 large eggs
- Place your steamer into your sauce pan
- Pour in 1-2 cups of water, just enough so that it’s filled the bottom, but not over the steamer.
- Bring the water to a boil, add in the eggs, and place the lid on.
- Reduce the heat to medium heat and cook eggs until you reach your desired doneness.
- Runny yolk cook time: 5-6 minutesFirmer, but still translucent yolk, 8-10 minutesHard boiled with fully cooked yolk 14-16 minutes
- Place eggs into cold water (ice if you want, but not necessary) and then peel.
The nutritional information is automatically calculated and can vary based ingredients and products used. If the nutrition numbers are important for you we recommend calculating them yourself.