Peeling Fresh Eggs

Many people have found that it is more difficult to peel farm-fresh
hard-boiled eggs than to peel hard-boiled eggs from the grocery
store. Don Schrider of the
American Livestock Breeds
offers this helpful tip: Boil the egg, drain the
water from the pan, put the lid back on and give the pan a few
shakes as if you were making popcorn (forward and back, as well as
a little up and down). Next, add cold water to cover the eggs, let
sit for one or two minutes, drain and peel. At this point, they
should peel easily. Also, eggs that are seven to 10 days old will
peel easier after boiling than very fresh eggs.