Peeling a boiled egg is a simpler process if you follow these steps. Run the egg under cold water, then pat dry with a paper towel. Gentle roll the egg up into the toweling and roll the egg softly across a cutting board, plate or other hard surface. Press carefully and as soon as you feel the shell give way at all, stop rolling. The less cracking you have in the shell, the more likely it will be to come apart in bigger pieces. Enjoy!