Nothing beats a perfectly boiled egg, but short of sacrificing an egg and cracking it open, it can be difficult to know when that egg is perfectly cooked. And once you've mastered your hard boiled egg, you're well on you way to egg salad, cobb salad, and perfect deviled eggs worthy of your Easter brunch table! Start with old eggsIt might sound weird, but old eggs peel more easily, so you won't risk tearing up the whites. Using old eggs is #1 BEST way to ensure your eggs are easily peel-able. How to store hard boiled eggsOnce eggs are hard boiled they are best stored still in a sealed container, in the refrigerator for up to week.