An Easy Way to Peel a Boiled Egg




By Noreen Doll.

Easy Way to Peel an Egg by Crafty Journal

Do you need an easy way to peel a boiled egg?

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It is so frustrating trying to peel a fresh egg that has been boiled. The shell wants to cling to the egg and comes off in tiny pieces, often taking chunks of the egg with it.

Recently I read that if you put baking soda in the water when you boil the egg, the shell will come off easily.

Since we eat boiled eggs pretty often, I have had several opportunities to try it.

And every single time I add the baking soda, the peel comes right off!

Put the eggs in a pan and fill with water. Add about a half teaspoon of baking soda to the water and bring to a boil.

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After the eggs come to a boil, simmer them for 10 minutes.  Then turn off the heat and let them sit for 10 more minutes.

Pour off the hot water and cover the eggs with cold water. When they are cool, they are ready to peel.

Choose an egg and tap it all over on a hard surface until the shell is thoroughly cracked all over.

Easy Way to Peel an Egg by Crafty Journal

Then place the egg between your palms and roll it gently back and forth to loosen the shell from the egg.

Easy Way to Peel an Egg by Crafty Journal

You only want to loosen the shell, you don’t want to break the egg inside.

Easy Way to Peel an Egg by Crafty Journal

Or you can lay the egg on the counter and roll it gently around with the palm of your hand.

Easy Way to Peel an Egg by Crafty Journal

Gently start to peel the egg near one end.

Easy Way to Peel an Egg by Crafty Journal

Often, the entire shell will come off in one piece.

If not, continue to gently separate the shell from the egg until it is completely removed.

Easy Way to Peel an Egg by Crafty Journal

If you have done a good job cracking the shell all over, and then rolling it, the shell should come off the egg pretty easily.

Easy Way to Peel an Egg by Crafty Journal

Now that you know how to peel an egg easily, here’s a recipe for Deviled Egg Salad for you to practice with.

This shell came off in one piece.

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© Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. ColleenB. says:

    Great tip on using the baking soda. Going have to try this
    Usually when my eggs are done boiling, I drain them, give the pan a good few shakes to break up the shells and makes it easy to peel away.

  2. I’ve got to remember this!

  3. I have never heard of this, but, will surely try it out, soon! thanks!

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