Sometimes, hard-boiled eggs peel like a breeze, and sometimes it’s almost impossible.
Every once in a while you boil some eggs that stubbornly refuse to peel.
We wrote a post a while back on the best way to boil an egg (see this post) and in the last paragraph we mentioned – “And the cold rinse/ice bath is definitely the key to easy peeling.”
Want them to peel easily? The first thing you should do is make sure you aren’t using the freshest eggs. Have 2 cartons of eggs in your fridge? Use the one that is older.
Now we come back to the cold rinse/ ice bath. If you never bother using an ice bath and just rinse them in cold water, you may notice that now that, in the summertime, you are starting to have trouble peeling them. That’s because in the winter the sink water is automatically colder. In the summer the sink water you are using is closer to lukewarm and is not cold enough for the eggs.
If you never usually turn to an ice bath to peel your eggs, in the summer, it might be something you have to do.