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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Hard-boiled eggs made easy



I love egg salad and deviled eggs, but outside of Easter, I rarely boil eggs because I hate, hate, hate peeling them. That is, until I found the video above on how to make them so that they pop out of their shells easily. I tried this method, which only means you add 1 tsp of baking soda to the water to alter the PH level of the water and it totally worked. I popped the egg out of the shell just like the video.

Eggs Perfect, Easy to Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs

1 tsp baking soda

Add baking soda to a pot of cold water. Make sure eggs are covered by water. When the water reaches a rolling boil, let them boil exactly 8 minutes, remove from heat, run under cold water. As soon as the eggs are cool enough to handle, peel them. This length of boiling leaves the eggs done but without dry yolks. If you want your eggs done a little more, let them boil another minute.

Some say the key to peeling them easily is not to let them cool all the way, and that could be why mine popped out of the shell so easily, but this video says it's because of the PH level of the water  from the baking soda. Tap the end of the egg, remove shell. Tap the other end of the egg and remove shell. Then you can literally blow the egg out of its shell into your hand.

You're welcome.

-- Sharon Kennedy Wynne

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:00am]


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