Q: Is there anything you can do to make hard-cooked eggs easier to peel?
A: It sounds like you started with very fresh eggs. The fresher eggs are, the harder they are to peel. Eggs from the supermarket usually are a least a week old, so they’re not as much of a problem. But very fresh eggs, such as eggs from a farmer’s market, can be the devil to peel without tearing up the whites.