Make Peeling Eggs Easier (by Making Boiling Eggs More Difficult)

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Sept. 30 2010 4:23 PM

Make Peeling Eggs Easier (by Making Boiling Eggs More Difficult)

Don't you find it a little bit annoying to peel hard-boiled eggs? Lifehacker has found a solution :

There are three aspects to the easier egg peel. One is to add baking soda to the water you're boiling the eggs with, which, incidentally, should leave two inches of water over the tops of the eggs. Then, as usual, you quickly cool down the eggs after about 12 minutes of slow boiling, using ice and cold water. Finally, you take the steps Ferriss demonstrates in the video: tap and remove a little shell on each end, then blow through one end to extract the egg through the shell.

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So: add an extra ingredient, set up an ice-water bath, and study a specific egg-cracking technique on video. If you do all that, the hardest part of the world's simplest recipe will no longer be the hardest part.

Tom Scocca is the managing editor of Deadspin and the author of Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future.

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