Peeling a hard-boiled egg never goes well for some people, but we have curated some tips that, once you grasp them, will make the process a walk in the park for you. It starts with the kind of eggs you boil.
Older eggs are better choices when you plan to hard boil. They are easier to peel than the fresher ones because older eggs have larger air cells. These air cells grow bigger the longer an egg is stored, and it increases, the egg reduces, pulling away from the shell and making it easier to peel.
With that out of the way, here are five great ways to peel hard-boiled eggs:
- By using baking soda: Many experts have suggested the use of baking soda by adding it to te pot of water in which the egg will be boiled. It is true that baking soda raises the eggs’ pH level and makes the process of peeling easier to do. To use baking soda, add 1/2 teaspoon of it to a quart of water, then put the eggs and boil.\
- By rolling it: This is a popular hack that seems to originate from the Reddit community. The process is simple; all you have to do is place your palm over the egg and, while exerting slight pressure down on it, roll it back and forth until tiny cracks start appearing. When the egg looks like a mosaic, you can stop and proceed to peel the fractured layer off.
- Blow on it: This was sourced from YouTube. It requires you to first crack the shell at the top and bottom of the egg, then peel off about a quarter-sized hole on both ends. After that, put your mouth over the hole at the top and blow as hard as you can. The egg should slip out into your waiting palms if done right.
- Use water: According to a Youtube video, which already has more than 20 million views, this will require you to put your cooked egg in a small glass with a small quantity of water. Keep the top covered with your hand, and then shake it violently. The eggshell will get fractured with tiny cracks and will eventually come off smoothly.
- Use a spoon: This suggestion was curated from Reddit. It begins with you hitting the eggshell to create a considerable crack, after which a spoon will be wedged between the shell and the egg. While it is in there, rotate the egg until the shell is totally separated.
Now you can enjoy cleanly shelled eggs everytime!