How to Peel an Egg in under 10 Seconds- 3 Methods



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How to Peel an Egg

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Removing the shell from a hard boiled egg can be painstaking work, but with a few simple tricks, you should be able to peel an egg in under five seconds - just read on to find out how!

Steps

Basic Method

  1. Boil the eggs.The method you use to boil your eggs can have a significant impact on how easily you'll be able to peel them. Place your eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. There should be about two inches of water over the top of the eggs. Add a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda to the water, then bring the pan to a gentle simmer and cook for approximately 12 minutes.
    • The bicarbonate of soda raises the pH level of the egg white, which causes it to stick less to the shell and membrane when peeling.
    • Fresh eggs will be harder to peel than slightly older eggs, as the air pocket at the wide end of the egg is smaller in fresh eggs. For this reason, you should avoid boiling freshly laid eggs, whenever possible.Go for 3-5 day old eggs instead.
  2. Cool the eggs.Once the eggs have finished cooking, drain the water from the saucepan then refill it with cold water. You can add some ice cubes to the water, if you like. The cold water causes the egg to contract inside the shell, creating more space, which makes the egg easier to peel.
  3. Crack the shell at each end.Once the eggs have cooled, remove them from the water and pat dry with some paper towel. Take an egg and firmly tap each end on a hard surface, such as a counter top, to crack the shell. Do one end, and then the other.
    • There is an air bubble in the wide end of the egg; once you have crushed this, the egg will be easier to peel.
    • Rather than cracking the egg on a hard surface, you can use the back of a tablespoon to break the shell. One or two firm taps should do it.
  4. Peel the egg.Starting at the wide end with the air pocket, begin peeling the egg, using the side of your thumb. You should remove both the shell and the white, filmy membrane, to reveal the smooth, shiny egg white underneath.If the boiled egg has adequately cooked and cooled, the shell should come away easily.

Rolling Method

  1. Cook and cool the eggs.Use the same steps outlined in the basic method to cook and cool the eggs.
  2. Crack the shell at each end.Once the eggs have cooled, take one and firmly tap each end on a hard surface, such as a counter top, to crack the shell. Do one end, and then the other.
  3. Roll the egg.Place the side of the egg on a counter and roll forward for one revolution with your palm firmly down on the top of the egg. You should place enough pressure on the egg that the shell cracks, forming a "web" of broken shell.
  4. Submerge the egg in a bowl of warm water.Use your thumbs to peel off a section of the broken shell from the wide end of the egg, and the entire shell should slip off in less than a second.

Shaking Method

  1. Cook the eggs.When the eggs are done cooking, pour off the boiling water and refill the pot with cold water. Leave the eggs to cool.
  2. Cover the saucepan with a lid.Pour off the cold water and cover the saucepan with a snug fitting lid. Hold the lid in place and shake the saucepan vigorously.
  3. Rinse the shell off.When you open the lid of the saucepan, the egg shells will be broken into many pieces. Then you can simply rinse the broken shells off the eggs. This is a very quick and easy method of removing the shells, but may result in damaged eggs.

Spoon Method

  1. Cook and cool the eggs.Cook and cool the eggs according to the steps outlined in the basic method above.
  2. Crack the eggs.Use a spoon to firmly tap the wide end of the egg to break the shell and crush the air pocket.
  3. Slide the spoon in between the egg and the shell.Once you have done this, you should be able to simply pop the egg out.
    • This method of peeling an egg is very fast, but may require a little practice.
    • Be careful not to damage the egg during the process, and make sure the egg doesn't go flying across the room when you pop it out.

Blowing Method

  1. Cook and cool the eggs.Cook and cool the eggs according to the steps outlined in the basic method above.
  2. Crack the shell at each end.Once the eggs have cooled, remove them from the water and pat dry with some paper towel. Take an egg and firmly tap each end on a hard surface, such as a counter top, to crack the shell.
  3. Remove the broken shell from each end.Peel away the circular area of broken shell at each end of the egg, using the side of your thumb.
  4. Blow (or push) the egg out of the shell.Grasp the egg firmly in one hand and blow forcefully into the hole in the shell, at the narrow end of the egg. With enough lung power, the boiled egg should slide right out of the shell. Make sure you have your other hand ready to catch it when it comes flying out!
    • This method can be very difficult to master and will definitely take some practice - but once you get the hang of it, you'll feel like an egg ninja!

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To easily peel an egg, start by tapping the ends of the egg on a hard surface to crack them. Then, lay the egg on its side and roll it forward with the palm of your hand until the shell cracks. Once the shell cracks, use your fingers to pull the pieces off the egg. You can also try shaking the egg in a metal container filled with water, which will crack the shell so it's easier to peel off. If that doesn't work, try cracking one end of the egg and then using a spoon to scoop the egg out of the shell.

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  • Put salt in the water before boiling. The eggs will be easier to peel as the salt stops the egg from leaking out if the egg cracks while boiling and adds to the flavor too.
  • Don't over-boil the egg. If you do, the shell will fracture into hundreds of very small pieces and not peel easily at all. Worse, the interior of the shell may stick to the egg, and you will end up peeling part of the egg away with the shell.
  • Cooked, unpeeled eggs will keep in the refrigerator for up to five days, but once you peel them, they should be used as soon as possible.
  • Start the peeling process from an end of the egg, not the side.

Things You'll Need

  • 3-5 day old eggs
  • Saucepan
  • Cold water

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Don Waterbury

Sep 4

"I did not know about blowing an egg or the shaking method. The Russian video was a kick. Thank you."

Anonymous

May 28

"Info was very helpful. I was over-boiling the eggs, making them super hard to peel. I was peeling half the egg offwith the shell."

Anonymous

Feb 3, 2019

"I tried the one where you put the egg in warm water and peeling it, and that one kind of worked. Then I tried thespoon one, and it worked great! I saved tons of time! Thanks, whoever made this article!"

Anonymous

Feb 27, 2019

"Need to try the baking soda (bicarbonate?). Other good tip are using older eggs and don't overcook."

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"Easy to follow with the pictures.





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