Perfect hard boiled eggs and easy shell removal with baking soda

FinSkis Perfect hard boiled egg with baking soda

Eggs waiting to be boiled

I have just come across this tip, well actually I had heard of this trick for quite a while but never really thought much of it. That is till I finally got sick of having peeled eggs that look like they had come back from playing with a wood chipper… chunks missing, bits of shell that refuse to separate from the body, just mangled messes of boiled eggs.

So what’s the magic trick to getting a perfectly peeled hard boiled egg? Baking soda… it’s life changing!

For me I always keep my eggs in the fridge and generally dont think of taking them out to warm up till I actually need them, so this ‘recipe’ is for eggs straight from the fridge into boiling water – I like to live life on the edge! I can’t recall any egg casualties from doing it this way.

Ingredients

eggs, pierced

boiling water

1 heaped tsp baking soda

Method

Cooking time 10 minutes

Bring a saucepan of water to a boil then add the baking soda. make sure there is enough water to completely cover the eggs.

Carefully add the eggs to the water and set a kitchen timer to 10 mins.

Remove the eggs immediately once cooked and  place in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process.

Now the amazing part, peel the eggs… simple, clean and easy

FinSkis Perfect hard boiled egg

Perfect hard boiled eggs and easy shell removal with baking soda
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: English
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Serves: 2
 
An amazing tip for boiling eggs that won’t leave them looking like they went through a wood chipper!
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs, pierced
  • boiling water
  • 1 heaped tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil then add the baking soda. make sure there is enough water to completely cover the eggs.
  2. Carefully add the eggs to the water and set a kitchen timer to 10 mins.
  3. Remove the eggs immediately once cooked and place in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process.
  4. Now the amazing part, peel the eggs… simple, clean and easy

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