Few things are more discouraging than when you’re peeling an egg and the shell doesn’t come off the egg properly. The opposite also applies: when the shell comes right off your eggs, it feels like a small victory. And good news, because with this trick the shell of your boiled eggs will come off immediately from now on.
Talk about a life hack!
This makes it easier to peel eggs
The trick is in a simple operation. It would help to add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the cooking water in which you boil your eggs. This ensures that the shells will separate from the eggs in larger pieces.
How that works exactly is a technical story, but has to do with the fact that baking soda raises the PH value of the eggs. Result: the eggshells are less likely to break.
The best egg peeling technique
Are your eggs cooked once? Rinse them well and hold them under the cold tap for at least 10 seconds. This process ensures on the one hand that the eggs will be even easier to peel and on the other hand that the cooking stops – otherwise your semi-soft egg will suddenly have a hard yolk.
Then the trick is to cut the cap off the egg and then move a tablespoon under the membrane between the egg and the shell. And bet the peel comes off almost in one go? magic .
The best recipes with boiled eggs
- salad with grilled cauliflower, chickpeas, egg & green harissa
- trendy egg sando (egg salad sandwich 2.0)
- Classic Easter breakfast: soft-boiled eggs with bread soldiers