Place your eggs in a saucepan. You want to keep the eggs snug in the pan so they are less likely to crack when cooking, so don’t use too big of a pan. Cover with cold tap water.
Place over high heat, uncovered. As soon as the water has come to a full boil, put on the lid, remove from the heat and let the eggs sit for 10 minutes.
Drain away the hot water and fill the pan with ice water. Allow the eggs to come to room temperature before removing them from the ice water.
- Crack the wider, bottom of the egg first, being sure to break through the clear membrane between the shell and the white of the egg. Next crack the top of the egg, again being sure to break through the membrane. Then roll the rest of the egg to loosen the rest of the shell. Begin peeling at the bottom, being sure you are under that membrane.
- If it is sticking a bit, run the egg under some warm water to help release that membrane from the egg white.
- Fresh eggs will always be easier to peel than older eggs.