How to Peel Hard-boiled Eggs without Peeling | Boil eggs for about 12 min w/ about 2 inches of water above the eggs & a tsp of baking soda. Give both ends of the egg a tap on the counter & remove the shell pieces from the tips. Now hold the egg’s width in a cupped hand, raise it to your mouth & blow. The egg falls right out of the shell! Another option, for when you don’t need the eggs to be whole, is to simply cut the egg in half with a knife & scoop out both halves with a spoon.