Eggs is EggsMarch 13, 2014
Peeling eggs is one of those tasks that is hugely satisfying, if you are doing one or two. Any more than that and you risk getting shell stuck under your finger nails, which is one of the most painfully experiences one can know. Fact.
Theres also always that rogue grain of shell that sticks itself resolutely to the egg and ad a gritty crunch to your finished dish.
My mother in law taught me, what I assume is a well know little tip but made my cooking life a whole lot easier where eggs are concerned.
Once boiled, run the egg under cold water until it's cool enough to handle then peel under the rush of the water. The stream will carry away any small pieces of shell and reduce the friction of the shell against the eggs so it doesn't tear as you peel it.