Monday, February 6, 2012

How To Peel a Hard Boiled Egg

When I made the pickled eggs the other day, I had a hell of a time peeling them. I don't always have this problem but when I do, I really get frustrated. So, I scanned the internet looking for a solution and found this video.
I boiled 4 eggs to test it. I boiled them at a light boil for 12 minutes and then plunged them in ice water to which I added 1 tsp. of baking soda.

I opened a hole at the narrow end as instructed.

Then I opened a larger hole at the wider end. (What do you use the hole in your cutting board for?) I blew on the egg as the video said to and nothing. It did not blow out of the shell. However, the shells just about fell off of the eggs. So, if you try this and have success blowing the eggs out of their shells, let me know. Maybe I am doing something wrong. I think the baking soda trick is a keeper though.