How to boil an egg (so the shell peels off easily)

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[3 Apr 2010 | By | 1 Comment(s) ]
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Anyone who has ever tried to peel an egg shell easily (and unsuccessfully)  knows that this isn’t as intuitive as one may think.

1. Place eggs in deep pot.

2. Cover eggs with cold water.  Cover pot with lid.

3. Place on stovetop over high heat.  Bring to boil.

4. Immediately at boiling, move pot to cold burner.  Set timer for 15 minutes.  Leave it alone.

5. Fill large bowl with cold water.  After timer goes off, carefully remove eggs from pot using slotted spoon and place in cold water bowl.

6. Cool eggs, replacing water in bowl as needed with cold water (alternatively, add ice).

7. Refrigerate cooled eggs for at least 2 hours.

8.  Peel!


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  • tigerfish said:

    Yes! Definitely easier to peel after that cold water bath. I heard that white membrane is good for removing black heads on the nose, if can be used the white membrane like a facial mask!

    This is a lovely blog. I am bookmarking it. Thanks.

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